As the Community Programs Coordinator, Brianna provides administrative and program support for two community-engagement initiatives: Community Technical Assistance Collaborative (CTAC) and Michigan Engaging Communities through the Classroom (MECC). CTAC is a community-university partnership convened to address community partners’ universal need for data and evaluation. Working with CTAC, Brianna coordinates evaluation and data projects at the university, including team meetings, student preparation, assessment, and logistics. In addition, she collaborates on all aspects of the implementation of MECC, a semester-long online program exploring the benefits of multidisciplinary teams working on stakeholder-based community engagement efforts. During this course, students from different disciplines learn from each other as they collaborate on complex projects with faculty support.
Brianna graduated from U of M in 2015 with my Bachelor's in Psychology and Spanish, as well as a Minor in Community Action and Social Change. She continued her education at U of M’s School of Social Work and graduated with her MSW in April 2017. She has been working in the community for the past year and a half at Big Brothers Big Sisters. During her time at U of M, she developed a deep sense of community to Washtenaw County and a desire to bring her skills and experience to add to Ginsberg’s impact. With a strong educational background in Trauma Informed Care and ACES, she enjoys fostering resiliency in the Washtenaw County Area.
In her free time, Brianna enjoys running, hanging out with her dog, and traveling as much as she can. Around Ann Arbor, you can usually find her spending time at one of the dog parks, trying new foods, or sipping coffee at a local cafe. Dedicated to social justice, Brianna’s career interests include empowering individuals through education, opportunity, and advocacy to promote change on a local scale.