Brandi Backus

Research Historian

Work at HAI

Brandi joined HAI in June 2021. As a research historian, she conducts in-depth historical research and supports content development efforts for a variety of legal, corporate, museum, and government clients. 

Path to HAI

Before joining HAI, Brandi worked as an urban planner and landscape designer on projects across the southwestern United States. She graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2018 with her Bachelor of Science in Landscape Architecture and a certificate in archaeology. She is currently pursuing her Master of Arts in Museum Studies through Johns Hopkins University where she is focusing in collections management and provenance research. Through her experiences, she has become interested in the interaction between people and their environment and the ways that history and culture play a role in that relationship.