Briyanna (Bree) Brinson is a program assistant for the Abe Fellowship Program at the Social Science Research Council. Brinson earned her BA in political science and international affairs with a minor in linguistics and cultural studies from Seattle Pacific University (SPU) in June 2018. During her time at SPU, Brinson interned with Parvati Swayamojgar and developed a Financial Literacy Training program for the organization while conducting field research. Brinson has also previously traveled to Israel and the West Bank with Millennial Voices for Peace to help collect qualitative data on the impact of the ongoing conflict on Palestinian communities. Prior to joining the Council in 2018, Brinson simultaneously served as a grant writer for Pilgrim Africa and an office assistant at the John Perkins Center for Community Development.