Brianna Menning works on IAS events and programs, as well as communications and strategic planning. She is particularly interested in the role of IAS to communicate the message of interdisciplinary work across the University, and also to engage the public in the work of the University, making programming accessible for everyone. She has a background in the non-profit sector, having directed a national AmeriCorps program on asset-based community development, and serving on the boards of several non-profits. She is a founding member of Daylight Center and School in Kenya, an independent school serving children of nomadic tribes where she has served on the board for more than five years. Previously to her time at IAS, she served as the Associate Director for the Sustainable Cities Initiative at the Humphrey School at UMN. Menning has a Master’s degree in Public Administration from Cornell University focused on human rights and social justice, and a Bachelor’s degree in Philosophy and Political Science from Bethel University in St. Paul.
Program and Communications Manager
290 Northrop, UMN-TC East Bank