Brianna Stinsman

Brianna Stinsman is proudly from Atlantic City, New Jersey She will be graduating in May of 2022 with a bachelors in Global Studies and Public Service/Public Policy, with a concentration on Emergency Management and Homeland Security. In accordance with her membership in the fourth cohort of the nation’s first Public Service Academy at Arizona State University, she will also be graduating with a certificate in Cross-Sector Leadership.

Bri served as an ocean lifeguard for five years on the Atlantic City Beach Patrol, later representing the public safety agency as an Emergency Operations Center (EOC) Liaison Officer during the city-wide response to COVID-19. Brianna served as president of the ASU Emergency Management Student Association for two years, and was the youngest female to serve in PayPal’s Global Security Operations Center where she coordinated response efforts to events ranging from natural disasters to political instability around the world. Brianna is currently facilitating the delivery of social services for recently evacuated Afghan allies in her current role as a Case Aide/COVID Response Coordinator with the International Rescue Committee.

Brianna has made contributions to a variety of research teams within ASU and beyond. As a research fellow with the ASU Center for the Future of War, she maintained New America’s International Security Program database tracking drone strikes in Somalia and Yemen for the international community to reference. She also utilized Open Source Intelligence to analyze ISIS Senior Leadership and Governance structures in various strongholds for the Zomia Center for the Study of Non-State Spaces. In Spring of 2020, Brianna served as an Asia-Pacific Assistant Country Correspondent for Reporters Without Borders while studying abroad at Griffith University in Queensland, Australia. Brianna also worked under ASU President Michael Crow as a Policy and Innovation Analyst to improve access to socio-economic mobility for the communities ASU serves, with a focus on refugee and immigrant populations. Her internship and continued engagement with the Welcome to America Project catalyzed her commitment to refugee rights advocacy and the establishment of human dignity in the resettlement space.

Brianna has made it her personal and professional mission to establish equity in response and recovery frameworks on a local and global scale through policy and community mobilization. Brianna aspires to improve operational coordination in humanitarian response through cross-sector collaboration as a future Crisis, Stabilization, and Governance Foreign Service Officer. Brianna is most excited to explore the intersection of diplomacy and emergency management through academic and field experience.