CO-FOUNDER AND BUSINESS STRATEGIST
An author, speaker, brand strategist, entrepreneur, event manager and equal rights advocate, Dr. Janelle Briggs understands the value and beauty of humanity and, more importantly, how to empower others to disseminate a message of positivity and social change. Not one to shy away from hard work and multitasking, Janelle is the co-founder and business strategist for Stackhouse — a Tucson, Arizona-based container living company specializing in eco-friendly, elevated living alternatives to the rising cost of urban housing. A lifelong lover of academia, Janelle holds a Bachelor of Business Administration and a Master of Arts in Communication Studies from the University of Louisiana-Monroe in 2007 and 2009, respectively. While working toward her doctorate, Janelle performed extensive research in the areas of feminist and political theory — both of which beautifully intertwined to greatly influence her advocacy work. The additional education and experience catapulted her expertise, validating others’ perception of her skills while cementing her communication methods as accessible, inclusive and empowering. She received her Ph.D. in Speech Communication from Southern Illinois University in 2014.