After spending a summer serving black and latino youth in the South Bronx at a free summer day camp, Bria had obtained a new perspective of service, one that looked at the strengths of individuals and shined a light on the assets of a community. While attending the engineering school of New York University, she constantly found herself seeking ways to compliment her education with diverse experiences as a mentor, senatorial intern, big sister, tutor, and orientation leader, and along the way developed a genuine love for simply walking alongside others.
Since graduating in 2016 with a degree in Science and Technology Studies, Bria has facilitated life skills classes for young girls at a local library, sought out financial partners for the creation of a new summer camp in the low-income communities of Boston, Massachusetts, assisted with youth programming at her church, and planned cultural initiatives within her most recent role as a high school advocate counselor. When she is not doing those things, you can find her reflecting, writing music, watching the newest superhero movie, or spending quality time with friends and family.
These past years have been nothing short of a beautiful journey, but she knows it is just a glimpse of what life could look like when you find your ‘spark’. Now that she will be teaching in Honduras for a year, she is excited to finally feed her curiosity of Latin American culture and create moments full of living, loving, laughing, and learning.