–Brianna is a senior journalism major at the University of Texas at Austin. She grew up in the DFW area then moved to San Marcos for her freshman year of college at Texas State University, where she was a member of the Lady Bobcats track and field team. After deciding to quit running, Brianna transferred to UT-Austin and began to pursue an education/ career in journalism.
Since attending UT, Brianna has been involved in a number of on-campus student media organizations– Good Morning Texas and KVR News with Texas Student Television, the only student-run, FCC-licensed, digitally broadcasted college TV station in the nation; The Daily Texan, UT’s award-winning daily college newspaper; and Burnt X, a digital news site.
Brianna has also been heavily involved with UT’s chapter of the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) as a 2015-2016 member, 2016-2017 Secretary and the current 2017-2018 President. NABJ works to promote diversity in the media and increase the diversity of news coverage. As President, Brianna hopes to focus UT-NABJ meetings on career workshops and professional events to prepare members for a career in the media. As President, Brianna- along with her officers- works to provide members with internship, fellowship, job and scholarship opportunities in order to ensure their success both during and after college.
Brianna is currently working as a news intern at The Daily Dot in Austin, an online publication. Here, she reports on a variety of topics including social issues, politics, entertainment, beauty, tech, crime and social trends.
During the Spring 2017 semester Brianna interned for the Austin American-Statesman, one of the largest newspapers in Texas, and for USA TODAY College as a digital producer. Through these internships, Brianna was able to report on local and national news. It was during this semester that Brianna discovered what issues she is passionate about reporting on.
After graduation, Brianna hopes to work as a print/digital reporter, focusing on social issues, race-relations and immigration.
When she’s not interviewing people or writing articles on deadline, Brianna enjoys to workout and go on runs, eat queso, binge-watch Netflix, watch curly-hair YouTube videos and read good books. She aspires to learn Spanish one day and to travel the world.