As a first generation college student who grew up in rural North Carolina, Brittany is passionate about the power of education and ensuring that all students, regardless of their zip code, are provided with the opportunities and resources they need to be successful global citizens. She graduated with her Bachelor of Arts in Spanish from UNCW in 2009 and volunteered and worked abroad in schools in both Honduras and Spain. Working abroad and experiencing educational systems in other countries helped solidify her desire to work in the realm of education at home. After returning to the states, Brittany worked in elementary schools for two and a half years and taught high school Spanish for five. While she loved being a teacher, she longed to work with an organization with a wide scope of impact and one that supports students, families, and schools, which brought her to Durham and to Student U. She is especially passionate about advocating for Latinx communities and ensuring that Spanish-speaking families are not further disadvantaged due to language and cultural barriers. In her free time, she likes to travel, spend time with friends and family, and go on adventures with her newly-adopted dog Lennox.
phone: 919-267-3958 ext. 213