Class of 2024
Hometown: Westchester, NY
Breana is a graduate of the University of Southern California, having double majored in International Relations and Latin America & Iberian Studies. There, she successfully completed her honors thesis on the influence that online narco culture has on Brazilian and Mexican child social media users. In 2020, she published her first academic article for Tufts University on the interrelations between Colombia, Venezuela, and the United States post-Colombia's 2016 peace agreement. She is fluent in Spanish and is self-taught up to full professional proficiency in Portuguese. Her work experience has spanned various research positions at think tanks and non-profits such as The Chicago Council on Global Affairs and TechnoServe. Outside of the academic and professional realms, Breana enjoys strength training, learning new languages, cooking, and reading contemporary fiction.
Concentration: Governance and Leadership
Research Area - Substantive: Youth involvement in drug trafficking, regional social media use, armed conflict, human security.
Research Area - Geographic: Brazil, Mexico, Colombia.