Bria Wade joined CityBridge in 2019 as a Fellow, working across the organization to support the highest need projects in development, events and network engagement, and incubation. A recent graduate of Georgetown University, Bria studied both African American Studies and Education to gain a better understanding of how our current school system affects black and brown students. She is committed to challenging the harmful assumptions often made about marginalized communities as a starting point for envisioning equity-centered innovation in D.C. public education.
A Newark, New Jersey native, Bria cares deeply about addressing the impact of trauma on young learners in urban cities. This passion and curiosity inspired her to spend four months in Rwanda studying the effects of post-genocide, generational trauma. Deeply committed to advancing social justice and equity, Bria has been deeply involved with NAACP and the Just Pay Campaign via DC Jobs with Justice, and she served for many years as a coordinator for DC Reads, a literacy program in DC Public Schools.