Brianna brings a nuanced understanding of partnerships as S360’s Director of Strategy and Business Development. With a background in strategic communications and program development, Brianna advises and collaborates with teams across the firm to identify and address clients’ needs within the proposal process. Brianna can curate S360 teams to ensure that each client gets seamless, tailored services.
Prior to joining Strategies, Brianna worked in foreign policy in Washington D.C. and abroad. Most recently, she supported strategic communications for the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe’s conflict monitoring mission in Ukraine. She has a wealth of experience designing and developing programs, primarily overseas, that strengthen political processes and political representation. She has secured millions of dollars in funding for US government-funded programs in challenging places such as Iraq, Georgia, Russia, and Iran. Brianna speaks Russian and Persian.
In 2008, Brianna earned a Master of Public Policy from the UW’s Evans School and an MA in International Relations from the UW’s Henry M. Jackson School. Brianna received the Henry M. Jackson Fellowship awarded by the Jackson Foundation for exceptional graduate students during her studies. Prior to that, she graduated cum laude with a BA in philosophy and psychology and a minor in Russian Studies from SPU.
Brianna was born and bred on the West coast. From the moment she left for international work, Brianna dreamed of returning out West – where the values, the coffee, and the landscape are all more to her liking. She loves baking, coffee, being outdoors with her family, and reading political nonfiction.