Breana is a Field Deputy for Councilmember Harris-Dawson. She is responsible for the West area of the district, which includes Baldwin Hills, Crenshaw, Park Mesa Heights, and Hyde Park. Breana handles all matters pertaining to the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Authority (Metro), specifically the Crenshaw/LAX Line that will be completed in 2019. She also handles Communications for the District Office and deals with the Department of City Planning, Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority, and the Housing Authority.
Prior to joining the Council Office, Breana completed the Coro Fellows Program in Public Affairs, which is a graduate level and experienced based fellowship that trains aspiring public servants on how to navigate civic systems as effective leaders. As a Coro Fellow, Breana created a strategic plan for Metro around first and last mile solutions for Metro rail users. She co-produced and guest starred on the KCRW and NPR public radio show, “To The Point with Warren Olney”, and created a robust STEM K-12 education plan for Northrop Grumman’s Corporate Social Responsibility department.
Breana graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles with Bachelor degrees in Political Science and Communications. While at UCLA, she worked as an editor for NOMMO Newsmagazine and a Research Assistant at the UCLA Ralph J. Bunche Research Center. She also worked directly with the Assistant Vice Chancellor in the UCLA Government and Community Relations office (GCR), where she represented UCLA students and GCR’s interests in meetings with the UCLA Chancellor, Los Angeles City elected officials, and community partners.
Born and raised in South Los Angeles, Breana is passionate about addressing systemic injustices that have historically impacted communities of color. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling, hiking, exploring different neighborhoods in Los Angeles, and reading autobiographies.