Ariana Brazier is a 2nd year English Literature Ph.D. student at the University of Pittsburgh. Her research, broadly stated, is at the intersection of race, gender, and homelessness. She is a 2016 graduate of Spelman College from Bessemer, Alabama. Through her research, Ari plans to illuminate the practical implications that characterizations of poverty have in the development of political, social and racial thought. Additionally, she intends to contribute to the development and successful execution of equal and affordable housing policies.
Currently, she is the Third Vice President of the Rankin/ Mon Valley/ Pittsburgh Section of the National Council of Negro Women and is working to bring young adult leaders into the NCNW family.