Born and raised in Boston by a single mother from the segregated south, Brandy Fluker Oakley, Esq. has a long-standing passion for social justice and organized her first protest in the third grade. Never one to accept the status quo, Brandy has dedicated her career to advocacy, education equity, and progressive causes.
Whether teaching in public schools, practicing law, or serving as a community advocate, Brandy has lived her values in every role. Upon graduating from Syracuse University with bachelor’s degrees in both social work and public policy, Brandy served as a social work case manager in a K-8 public school. She subsequently taught third grade in Baltimore, Maryland, and, while teaching, earned her Master’s in Education at The Johns Hopkins University and developed a keen eye for and interest in the intersection of education and policy, She then chose to attend law school at Emory University to further her knowledge and position herself to fight the systemic inequities she had witnessed firsthand.
Brandy is State Representative for the 12th Suffolk District in Massachusetts, where she serves on several committees including the Racial Equity, Civil Rights & Inclusion Committee. She also proudly serves on the Women’s Caucus executive board as a Representative for the Massachusetts Black and Latino Legislative Caucus.
Brandy is the founder and president of Delighting in God Ministries (D.I.G.), a faithful member of her church, a practicing attorney, and an active member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated.
As the founder and principal of Butterfly Leadership, Brandy applies the same level of commitment, passion, and rigor to help her clients dismantle inequitable systems and achieve results. She believes in empowering black, indigenous, people of color (BIPOC) leaders and that communities are more than capable of identifying solutions to address their most pressing needs and challenges.