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Women with Moxy: Brandeis Marshall, PhD

Tell us about yourself...Who are you to the world?

Well, let's see, In my personal life: I'm an introvert and an empath. I'm a lover of movies and music. In the career world, I'm a sassy, straight-talking, no-chaser, data expert with over 20 years of teaching computing topics. My goal everyday is to have great conversations where we're all laughing at least 25% of the time. Life is too short to not have fun. The world tends to want to know your educational background, experience and accolades. You can find mine here:

Was there a moment when you first realized you had Moxy?

At 10 or so, I was called the N word during a recess by one of the popular/bullying kids. I punched her. I was sent to the principal's office by the teacher on duty. I immediately asked why I was going to the principal's office. I didn't feel I did anything wrong. Of course, I had to apologize but I smirked every time I looked at her since she had a blue-black eye for several days. 

Tell us about a time when your Moxy has impacted your life...

When I was in graduate school, I felt overwhelmed with my teaching assistance work. I had 2 sections of 50 students and we met 2 times a week. Every session resulted in quizzes to grade. That's about 100 assignments per week. I set a meeting with the department chair to ask for more bodies in the room to answer easy questions -- specifically for upper-level undergraduates who had taken the course to serve as undergraduate TAs. The department chair surveyed the other graduate TAs and by the next academic year, we had the opportunity to have 1-2 undergraduate TAs available for each lab session for entry-level courses. 

Share something unsuspecting about you? What would people be surprised to know?

I love cooking. I make a mean pound cake. 

How do you recharge your Moxy?

I listen to music, typically 90's and 00's R&B, and dance :-)

What did you want to be when you were little?

I wanted to be a dancer. 


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