Miss Red Rose City 2019
Brianna lives in Drums, PA and is currently a graduate student at Misericordia University. She graduated in May 2018 with her Bachelor's degree in Health Sciences and minors in psychology and gerontology. In May 2019, she will graduate with her Master's degree in Occupational Therapy. Her plans for the future include becoming an occupational therapist specializing in gerontology and low vision. In early May, she will be completing her certification for LSVT BIG, a specialized and the only evidence-based treatment approach for individuals with Parkinson's disease. As an occupational therapist, she strives to help others "put the ability in their disability."
As a student at Misericordia University, Brianna was a 4-year student athlete on the collegiate women's golf team. In addition to golf, she is also a skilled dancer. She has been dancing since the age of 3 and was awarded Jazz Dancer of the Year at age 9! She is currently sharing her love of the performing arts with her dance students. She is a dance instructor at Anna Marie School of Dance, teaching tap, jazz, gymnastics, ballet, and hip hop to children of various ages. For the past 3 years, she has held 3 titles within the Miss America Organization and performed tap dance as her talent.
In her spare time, Brianna enjoys spending time with her family, golfing, dancing, baking, and being a Disney princess! She has held and participated in fundraisers transformed as princess Cinderella and Elsa. She also has visited girls' birthday parties as Elsa!
Throughout her year of service, Brianna is promoting her personal platform, The Miracles of Tomorrow Start Today: Overcoming Prematurity Through Early Intervention. She has started a library at the York Hospital NICU so that parents can read to their babies while they are in incubators to help foster brain development. She has volunteered with numerous organizations including the March of Dimes and the Helping Hands Society of Hazleton, benefitting premature children and Early Intervention services. Throughout her work with her platform, Brianna hopes to ensure that all babies eligible for Early Intervention receive the necessary services.
As Miss Red Rose City, Brianna is using her voice and passions to advocate for premature babies and their families. She believes that by educating the public and encouraging Early Intervention, we can overcome prematurity.