Born in Oklahoma and raised in Bronx, New York, Briana Martin is the first in her family to go to college. She earned a Bachelors degree in Social Work and English at the University of Vermont & a Masters in Student Affairs Administration with a Certification in Postsecondary Teaching and Learning at Michigan State University.
As a Higher Education and Student Affairs Professional, Briana is passionate about mentoring students, and providing personal and professional support. She currently works at The University of Vermont and the Community College of Vermont where she advises and teaches undergraduate students.
Briana is also a Writer/Poet. She has published two books: ‘Red Roses’and ‘When I Close My Eyes I See The Universe ‘. Both are available on Amazon. She also has two businesses: @Nefertees -a clothing company that designs empowering t-shirts geared towards women & @ForOurAncestors – a natural soy and beeswax candle company that creates natural candles charged with energy, love, and affirming intentions.
Through her own personal journey to wellness, Briana has become a certified Yoga Teacher, & a Reiki and Energy Medicine Practitioner. She hosts yoga workshops to create spaces where others can cultivate self-healing and holistic wellness. She is also currently a student in a Plant Medicine Apprenticeship where she will learn how to integrate plant medicine into her work.