Hometown: Brooklyn, NY
Education: Sociology, State University of New York at New Paltz
Since high school Briana always believed it was her duty to support and give back to her community. After interning with the NYC Department of Education between her sophomore and junior year, she realized that she wanted to pursue a career focused on education policy, in order to address the disparity of New York state’s education system. Additionally, being a first generation college student who had to navigate college life as well as family expectations, Briana knows of the difficulties encountered by many of the students she will soon meet. Through Blue Engine Briana will serve her community by lending her support to students who have a similar background to hers. Through education, she hopes to teach students embrace their self-identity and assist them in navigating a world that can seem unfamiliar.