Director of Policy and Advocacy, California EDGE Coalition

Brianna Bruns currently serves as the Director of Policy and Advocacy with the California EDGE Coalition. Previously she was a budget analyst at the California Department of Finance where she worked on policy and fiscal issues pertaining to early education, child care, K-12 after school programs, and higher education. Prior to her time at the Department, she worked in the Office of Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. as a Legislative Assistant. Brianna’s passion for education policy inspired her to participate in the Hansard Fellowship, where she studied at the London School of Economics and wrote her fellowship dissertation on early education policy.  She earned her Bachelor’s degree in political science from Loyola Marymount University and her Master’s degree in public administration from the University of Southern California.