Briana is a coach and facilitator dedicated to enhancing global understanding and uplifting diversity in its many forms. She draws on over 10 years of coaching and facilitation experience rooted in intercultural leadership, adult development, somatic psychology, popular education, mindfulness, restorative justice, and equity and inclusion with a global lens.
Briana started her career as an educator in Nepal; first in non-formal adult education, and later leading and designing culturally immersive experiential programs, expanding her work to 5 other countries. When she returned to the U.S., Briana worked as an educator and advocate for youth affected by the foster care and juvenile justice systems as well as LGBTQ and immigrant youth. She is a guest facilitator of the STRONGHOLD restorative justice community in Oakland, CA, and currently serves as a founding board member of the Healing and Reconciliation Institute (HRI), a non-profit using evidence-based reconciliation tools and practices to heal racial and historical divides.