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Brianna Reaves

Member, National Board of Directors

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Brianna Reaves

Brianna Simone Reaves (Breezy) is a young black trailblazer on the rise; a next-generation community activist and scholar who lives fully in her today with the dream of changing our tomorrow. Brianna is currently a student at the University of Mary Washington located in Fredericksburg, VA, majoring in Sociology with a minor in Social Justice.

A force to be reckoned with, Brianna's voice and influence stretch far beyond her hometown of Culpeper, VA where she is still an advocate for the community. During her first year at Mary Washington, Brianna became Class of 2022 President, a founding member and Vice President of the University's first-ever NAACP Youth & College Chapter, participated in the University's first Social Justice Trip to Alabama, and joined numerous multicultural clubs such as BSA (Black Student Association), BOND (Brothers of a New Direction), and Voices of Praise. Since then, Brianna has become the University of Mary Washington's NAACP College Chapter President, a Peer Educator on Diversity and Inclusion for the James Farmer Multicultural Center, a student member of the UFC Student Affairs and Campus Life Advisory Committee, as well as the Virginia State Conference NAACP Youth & College Division Vice President. Additionally, she is a National Board member of the NAACP representing and serving Region 7.

Through co-leading numerous demonstrations in the name of justice and against police brutality, co-organizing one of the biggest protests for Black Lives Matter in the town of Culpeper, VA, hosting a Black History Month program that raised over $2.1k for Black college students, and speaking out on numerous platforms including Fox 5 News D.C to denounce racism and white supremacy — the very explosive nature of Brianna's social consciousness can be seen in all that she does.

Brianna (also known as Spitfire) makes the community in which she lives better and all await with great anticipation of what she shall become. Her ability to build, empower, and serve with tenacity and unwavering faith has made her a midwife of the community; bringing forth life to both the young and the old alike and doing it with Black excellence.