Born and raised in Prince William County, Virginia, Briana is the daughter of high school sweethearts from Selma, Alabama. After graduating from the local public school system, Briana earned her Bachelor’s degree in Public Policy from the College of William and Mary and a Master’s degree in Public Administration from American University. Coming from a military family, Briana's parents instilled in her the importance of integrity, and service to others. Briana has always been drawn to a career in public service as she recognizes the unlimited potential for good when intelligent and ethical leaders are in office.
Once Briana graduated from college, she served as District Director for Congressman Connolly (VA-11), helping lead the office in community events and overseeing the strong constituent services team. In 2018, Briana accepted a new role to help establish the Virginia Campaign for a Family Friendly Economy. In this position, Briana worked to bring all factions together to support policies like paid family and medical leave, lower-cost child-care, affordable college and job training programs, and more affordable elder care options.
As a District Director, a community organizer, and in her current role as Chief of Staff to the Prince William County Chair, Briana has been listening to the people’s concerns for the entirety of her professional life. She understands the issues of District 51 because she’s witnessed them, lived through them, and will be ready to legislate on day one.