Brandy Dyess, Development Research Analyst

Originally from Wisconsin and now calling the Mojave Desert home, Brandy brings a wealth of experience and a strong passion for research and development to our team.Before her desert adventures, Brandy served as Administrative Director at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts, Department of Photography & Imaging, ensuring smooth operations in academia. She also handled budgets at NYU’s College of Arts and Science. Brandy’s journey led her to roles like Grants Analyst at The California Endowment and a tenure in finance at ABC Entertainment within The Walt Disney Company. These experiences provided her with valuable insights into fundraising strategies and financial management.Brandy holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Northwestern University and earned a certificate in fundraising from UCLA Extension. Beyond her professional life, she’s a nature enthusiast who draws inspiration from the great outdoors. She’s also an artist and photographer.