Breana received her B.A. with honors in Gender Studies from the University of California, Los Angeles and her M.Phil in Multidisciplinary Gender Studies from Cambridge University. While earning her M.Phil, Breana’s research focused on perpetuations of compulsory able-bodiedness for women undergoing chemotherapy. Further looking at the role of the non-profit organization Look Good Feel Better as contributory to gendered pressures and the ways in which feeling good or bad about the way one looks ultimately has a measurable psychological impact and effect on one’s recovery.
After spending two years working at the community college level working on Dual enrollment and Student Equity Initiatives, she joined the URC – Sciences staff in January 2018. As a Program Representative, Breana coordinates the SMC Summer Research Program, UC LEADS, Summer Programs for Undergraduate Research (SPUR), and California Alliance for Minority Participation (CAMP).
Breana enjoys puny jokes and when she is not on the clock, she is most likely traveling to new places and eating cupcakes.