Brina Patel

Brina Patel

Education

University of California, Santa Barbara

Highlights

Experience

Brina Patel is a freelance writer from Sacramento, California. Prior to writing full-time, she worked as an applied behavior analysis therapist for children on the autism spectrum. She leverages her own experiences researching emotions, as well as her personal challenges with chronic illness and anxiety, in her storytelling, with the hope of inspiring others to take better charge of their overall wellness and understand themselves on a deeper level.

Brina’s work has appeared in Brown Girl Magazine, The Mighty, and Better Humans. She’s also published creative nonfiction in LEVITATE Magazine and Heartwood Literary Magazine.

Education

Brina received her bachelor’s degree in Psychology, with a minor in Education, from the University of California, Santa Barbara.

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