Brenda Christian (’72)

Brenda Christian has published her book “Jobless: Navigating the Unemployment Benefits System” to provide much-needed help to those navigating unemployment benefits in a pandemic economy along with giving the media the knowledge that will allow them to be well-versed when writing stories about this complicated benefit system.

Christian is a retired lawyer who spent more than a decade working for the Texas Workforce Commission. Here she assisted people with the often-confusing pathway to obtain unemployment benefits. Her experience taught her that benefit eligibility is often misunderstood by workers, aided by a lack of access to good information and an abundance of misinformation.

This book gives you everything you need to know about these benefits in an engaging narrative nonfiction story that takes you straight into the fascinating cases at one unemployment claims processing center and the daily drama that occurs both in and out of the office.

Brenda Christian received a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from the University of Houston. She studied law at Brunel University, Uxbridge, Middlesex, England, and received her Juris Doctorate degree from the Southern Methodist University School of Law. She served as an Assistant District Attorney in Dallas, Texas, and is a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority.

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