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Briana is the Research Analyst with Innovation Network and supports research efforts with the CT Health foundation, The JPB Foundation, the Packard Foundation, and Edcamp Foundation.

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 intern with 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. She 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.

When she is not in the office Briana can be found racing in anything from 5ks to triathlons. Briana is an avid baker and loves spending Saturdays selling sweet treats at the farmers market (her truffles and vegan cheesecake are divine). Briana is also a proud dog mom to her sweet puppy Lambeau (Go Pack!).