Brianna grew up in Sergeant Bluff, Iowa. She graduated summa cum laude from Briar Cliff University in 2017 where she received her bachelor’s degree in Business Administration. While at Briar Cliff University, she participated in NAIA intercollegiate volleyball. She was also the recipient of the Outstanding Business Administration Departmental Award and the NAIA Scholar Athlete Award.
Brianna graduated from the University of South Dakota School of Law in 2020. While at USD, she was the Managing Editor of the South Dakota Law Review. Brianna’s law review article on pregnancy discrimination in the workplace was published in Volume 64 of the South Dakota Law Review. Brianna was also a member of the Trial Team, for which she received the Thomas J. Horton Advocate of Excellence Award for her exemplary dedication, excellence, and ethics. She was also involved in Women in Law, Environmental Law Society, and Volunteer Income Tax Assistance.