Brenna Callahan grew up in Medford, MA with three sisters, essentially - in a house full of women. Her interest in women's issues was borne of an elective course for her English major at Boston College, Introduction to Feminisms, for which she later became a teaching assistant. From there, Brenna pursued several internship & volunteer positions in the city's thriving public sector, including with Planned Parenthood League of Massachusetts and Peer Health Exchange. After earning a degree in English from BC, she accepted a position with Boys & Girls Clubs of Boston where she served as an executive & development assistant to the CEO and development team. She later moved on to a role in operations, managing agency-wide events such as an annual holiday gift program and career forum for teens across the city.
Brenna believes collaboration, education, and diversity are at the heart of serving the public, and her work in the Mayor's Office of Women's Advancement is focused on bringing those principles together to inform policy. She is impassioned by helping nonprofits & government gain exposure to constituents through effective communication and fostering symbiotic relationships across the public sector. Brenna is currently pursuing a Master of Public Administration at Suffolk University and is a member of the Young Friends of PPLM. She lives in Charlestown and enjoys podcast binging, competing in Fitbit competitions, and catching up with her sisters.