Brie is a PhD candidate in the Department of Anthropology at the University of Maine. Her research focuses on the social and cultural dimensions of consumption and waste. In addition to her work on circular economies, Brie has conducted research on food waste and Maine’s vibrant culture of reuse. She has an M.S. in Urban Affairs from CUNY Hunter College and a B.A. in Anthropology from the George Washington University.
Brie loves learning languages when she lives in new places. She can get herself into trouble in Songhai and French from her time as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Mali, and Albanian from living in Kosovo for nine months.