Briana is a class of 2017 graduate of Pepperdine University with a BA in Political Science and Sociology, and received a full tuition scholarship as a Posse Foundation (Posse DC) Scholar. She is a past research intern with the Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health (ASPPH) and, as a student, founded a not-for-profit socially conscious bakery on Pepperdine’s campus dedicated to action using innovative initiatives in the fight against hunger.
During her time at Pepperdine, Briana participated in several research projects alongside skilled faculty. Her interest in evaluation stems from her exposure as a lead researcher on a social stratification and medical sociology research inquiry, as well as her experience leading independent research studies as an undergraduate. Briana managed all aspects of the research process from performing literature reviews, designing instruments and methods of analysis, to evaluating qualitative and quantitative data in both Spanish and English. Briana is eager to combine her passion for social justice and health with her passion for evaluation and research.