Briana Steele is a Regional Organizer with Friends of the Earth, where she recruits, trains, and engages FOE’s volunteers around the country. Before joining FOE, Briana worked on a variety of science enrichment, sustainability and conservation programmatic work. Briana honed youth organizing skills while working as an Associate Program Director in NC at Alliance for Climate Education (ACE), where she presented to over 12,000 high school students in NC on climate science and solutions and trained over 35 students with the skills to be climate leaders. Briana graduated from UNC-Chapel Hill with a B.A. in Environmental Studies with a concentration in energy and sustainability and minored in Afro-Diaspora Studies. She is a native of NC and currently resides in Raleigh, NC. For fun, she enjoys traveling, cooking, and spending time with family and loved ones.