College Adviser Fellow, Aspire Richmond California College Preparatory Academy
Briana grew up in Richmond and is a product of immigrants. She navigated higher education with the help from her mentors and teachers because her parents could only do so much. As she prepared to matriculate into a 4-year university, she dealt with the hospitalization of her mom. She had a reality check; while she prioritized her grades and homework assignments after homework assignments it was important for to also be an advocate for herself and communicate with teachers and staff alike of what was going on. She became her own advocate and carried a drive to also be an advocate for those around her. She is now a graduate of UC Berkeley where she studied Political Science with a concentration in International Relations and a minor in Chicano Studies.