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Briana is a Postdoctoral Associate at the Environmental Solutions Initiative. In 2021-2022, Briana served as an ACLS Emerging Voices Postdoctoral Fellow in MIT Anthropology, where she helped to organize the 2022 Living Climate Futures initiative and symposium. She is currently partnering with the Indigenous-led nonprofit organization called Se’Si’Le on an initiative to build place-based, cross-cultural solidarity across urban spaces and Indigenous territories. Since 2019, Briana has also worked with Landscape for Humanity to advance community-engaged research on participatory landscape design in transitional housing communities. Briana holds a Ph.D. in environmental sciences, studies, and policy from the University of Oregon. An AICP accredited urban planner, Briana’s master’s degree, in urban and regional planning, urban design, and real estate, is from Portland State University.