A self-proclaimed tomboy in an Old Navy sundress, Breanna continues to rock out to her own groove. Graduating from CSU Monterey Bay with a Human Communication degree, she strives to make the world a better place by promoting intercultural conversation through blogging, education, and social activities. She is well versed in the non-profit world, working for two different organizations in the last six years.
She currently works for The Institute for Evidence-Based Change in the Analytics department by using data to boost student achievement.
When she is not fighting the good fight, you can find her fighting on the basketball court with the Rotten Tomatoes as the shortest guard in the league. When the basketball shoes are off, the heels are on as she struts her stuff on the dance floor with a mojito in hand. She has her moments however, when her alter-ego shows up and decides to trade in the heels and dance music for Vans and Metallica. She also likes to spend her free time singing in local bars, playing tennis, or catching up on re-runs of Seinfeld.
Breanna grew up in California, Nevada, and Tennessee, but claims Incline Village, Nevada as her home. She moved to the Santa Cruz area to play basketball at Cabrillo College. Though she only played a season, she decided that Santa Cruz was to be her new home for the moment. Being of the “gypsy” genus, she finds that she can’t stay in one place for too long.
Through her life experiences and her education, she brings a spicy perspective on daily life. “I am used to always being the ‘new girl’ in town. So, every time I leave a place and find somewhere new, I feel like I bring pieces of my past with me. New ideas, new perspectives, I am always changing. Constantly engulfing my surroundings. Kind of like an amoeba.”