Headshot Brandi Metzger

Let’s start with the easy stuff – give us a sample of your professional background and experience.

I have been a writer for as long as I can remember. I earned a Bachelor’s in creative writing from Oberlin College in northern Ohio. My professional journey has been very diverse: copywriting, research, animal caretaking, environmental stewardship, teaching, film and live-show production assistantship, and a few other hats. My service as an AmeriCorps Public Ally instilled a sense of confidence that I could be a leader in my community. I am passionate about finding creative ways for us all to understand the beautifully complex world around us.

What brought you to PLC?

Having experienced its programming in my youth, I was already a fan of PLC’s work. I believe PLC is an environment in which I can continue the work I love (bringing people together for the common good) while also gaining a wealth of peaceful practices that will serve me wherever I go.

What are you most excited about in your new role?

I am looking forward to maintaining and strengthening the relationships between PLC and its internal and external communities through effective communication.

What’s your idea of a perfect day?

A picnic and walk with my cat in a wide-open field in the morning, writing a funny script in the afternoon, and talking with friends under the stars long into the night.

If we pushed play on what you were last listening to (music, podcast or otherwise) what would we hear?

An “alternative-pop-punk” playlist on Spotify. Recalling my pre-teen angst is oddly fun!

Pre-COVID, you’re invited to a pitch-in, what are you bringing?

Plates and cutlery. I’m not ready to subject others to my cooking yet.

Who is someone you look up to? Why?

I look up to veterinarians in general. Anyone who has ever had a sick pet knows those folks are heroes!

Lastly, how did you celebrate when you accepted your new job?

I think I took a nap!