- Education: The New School University, M.A., Human Rights Media McGill University, B.A., International Development, Psychology, & African Field Studies
Brianna is an adventurer, environmental educator, and storyteller. She holds a bachelor’s degree in International Development from McGill University and a master’s degree in human rights media from The New School University. After fieldwork in the Arctic, East Africa, and Southeast Asia, she developed two environmental education websites for K-12 students on climate change and elephant conservation: DisappearingIce.com and DisappearingElephants.com. Currently, Brianna is the Director of the New York WILD Film Festival. She also serves on the Board of Directors at the The Explorers Club, where she has been a member since 2011, and is a fellow of the Royal Canadian Geographic Society (RCGS). Brianna has been featured in Teen Vogue (2017), VICE (2017), The New York Times (2019), and Fujifilm’s Create Forever campaign (2023) for her youth engagement projects. She has led Putney programs in the Canadian Arctic, Iceland, and the Swiss and French Alps. You’ll find Brianna skiing, scuba diving, or taking pictures!