After 14 years in the Bay Area, Bran-Dee returned home to Hawaiʻi in 2007 to join Pauahi Foundation, a Kamehameha Schools’ non-profit organization whose mission is to provide more educational opportunities for Native Hawaiian learners. She has worked in several roles, all directly responsible for stewarding funds raised and strategically strengthening partnerships with Kamehameha Schools’ beneficiaries within the Hawaiian community. Combining 20 years of philanthropic work in educational institutions with Silicon Valley marketing communications experience, Bran-Dee focuses on creating transformational change in Hawaiʻi nei. She holds a bachelor’s degree in business marketing from Santa Clara University. Bran-Dee proudly dedicates time to serving her alma maters and community organizations. They include the Kamehameha Schools Alumni Association, Santa Clara University Alumni Association - Hawaiʻi Chapter President, Native Hawaiian Chamber of Commerce, Association of Fundraising Professionals Aloha Chapter, and Council for Advancement and Support of Education.