Born on December 15, 1959, at the New Orleans Charity Hospital, Donna Brazile spent most of her childhood days in Kenner situated in Louisiana. She has eight siblings of which she is the third child. She completed her education in 1981 from Louisiana State University where she got her bachelor’s degree in Industrial Psychology. At the age of nine, while helping a City Council candidate in the election, her interest in politics was ignited. She started volunteering and working with various advocacy groups.