BriAnne has worked in communities helping to improve systems and processes that are detrimental to racial, social, and economic justice. Across many states and even abroad, she has applied her legal skills to help underserved communities.
Early into her higher-education journey, BriAnne developed a passion for community engagement work. As part of her undergraduate studies, she participated in the International Honors Program, through which she studied comparative social justice issues while traveling throughout India, Senegal, and Argentina. She additionally studied international human rights law at the Grotius School of International Law in The Hague and spent a semester enrolled in a Spanish-speaking university in Salamanca, Spain. As part of her honors thesis work, she traveled to Paraguay, where she collaborated with an indigenous rights nonprofit and engaged in fieldwork, examining the influence and limitations of the use of social media by the Paraguayan women’s food sovereignty movement.
In law school, BriAnne worked as an Americorps summer intern at the Legal Aid Justice Center near Washington D.C., focusing on emerging issues related to civil rights, immigration, housing and employment law matters. She also spent time working on U Visa, 601A, removal defense, and asylum cases at an immigration law firm in St. Louis.
After graduating law school, she served for two years as a law clerk for Magistrate Judge Gregory Wormuth in the District of New Mexico. During this time, BriAnne developed invaluable insights into negotiation and settlement, and aided with cases at every stage of the district-level litigation process. Thereafter, she served an additional two years as a law clerk for District Judge Douglas Rayes in the District of Arizona, aiding in complex civil and criminal matters and especially enjoying the opportunity to assist her judge as he sat on the Ninth Circuit by designation.
BriAnne is fluent in Spanish and is an avid traveler. She has visited 20 countries and 43 states, is a foodie and amateur florist, and enjoys hiking with her husband and two dogs.