Briana Gilchrist is the Press Assistant at the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools. Previously, Briana was a fellow at Marion P. Thomas Charter School where she worked in the central office learning the organizational structure and operations in running a community based charter school. She is passionate about urban revitalization through education; she believes that true economic development is at the intersection of public policy, education, and entrepreneurship. Briana is originally from Newark, NJ, but currently resides in Maryland. She is an alumna of Marion P. Thomas Charter School which is the largest minority operated charter school in state. She earned her Bachelors of Arts in Planning and Public Policy and Africana Studies from Rutgers-The State University of New Jersey.
What do you love about your job? I enjoy that I get to advocate for students to receive the same high-quality education I received because it saved my life.
What was your senior yearbook quote? Your mind is the best asset you have, with it you can think your way out of any situation.
What was the last really good book you read? No Disrespect by Sister Souljah