Brianna Menning has worked with programs, events, communications and strategic planning at the IAS since 2016. She is particularly interested in how the IAS can encourage and incubate interdisciplinary work across the University, and engage the public in the work of the University accessibly. Prior to the IAS, she served as the Associate Director for the Sustainable Cities Initiative at the Humphrey School at UMN. 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. Menning has a Masters of Public Administration from Cornell University focused on human rights and social justice, and a Bachelor’s degree in philosophy and political science. In her free time, you can find her with her husband and daughter enjoying the outdoors, taking trips to the library, and traveling.
Program and Communications Manager
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