Ms. Pressey joined the Cooney Center in the Fall of 2012, working primarily on the Families and Media Project as a Research Assistant. As the Research Manager, Briana worked with the research team on field research, data analysis, and data management. In addition, she assisted with research staff recruitment, reports, and consortium management.
Briana is interested in the intersection of children’s media, education, and contextual factors that impact family experiences in urban areas. Prior to joining the Cooney Center, she completed a Master’s degree at the Harvard Graduate School of Education in the Technology, Innovation, and Education program. While in Cambridge, she worked with KickinKitchen.TV, a cooking web series that aims to promote healthy eating and prevent childhood obesity. Briana has also worked as a Communications Assistant for Research for Action, a Philadelphia-based education research non-profit, while pursuing her B.A. in Communication, Cinema Studies, and Africana Studies at the University of Pennsylvania.