Brandy was born in San Pedro de Macorix, Dominican Republic, before moving to Washington Heights in upper Manhattan as a boy. It was there that Brandy first took up swimming in 2011 - as a member of the George Washington Trojans Swim Team. He soon became a certified Lifeguard and has worked in various pools in the Capital District area and in NYC, such as Roberto Clemente State Park, where he was appointed Assistant Chief Lifeguard. Brandy holds a BS in Psychology and Human Development from The University at Albany, with plans to pursue a Master's in School Psychology. When not in the water you can find him reading, enjoying music, or trying to perfect his salsa moves.