Brandi Katherine Herrera called Jackson, Mississippi home before returning to her native Portland (Ore.) in 2010. As a freelance writer, editor, and content strategist, she specializes in identity development, digital marketing, and social media strategy with a focus on narrative storytelling. Brandi’s projects have taken her all over the world in search of story—most recently to Paris and Cahors, where she reported on the history of The Blues and the longstanding connections between Mississippi and France.