Born and raised along the U.S-Mexico border in El Paso, Texas, Brianna Carmen saw firsthand a community that was impacted by so many key issues yet lacked widespread voter participation. This experience inspired her to manage a successful U.S. Congressional race...Read more
Born and raised along the U.S-Mexico border in El Paso, Texas, Brianna Carmen saw firsthand a community that was impacted by so many key issues yet lacked widespread voter participation. This experience inspired her to manage a successful U.S. Congressional race in her home district while still in college. As the campaign grew into the most historic Senate race in Texas in over two decades, she transitioned into a leadership role that oversaw the engagement of millions of Texans in-person and online through events across the Lone Star State. An activist at heart, Brianna also coordinated rapid response efforts to reunite hundreds of migrant families separated under the Trump Administration’s notorious “Zero Tolerance” Policy in 2018.
Before joining Emerge, Brianna managed the Campaigns Team at Voto Latino. She was a leader in their 2020 voter registration and turnout programs, working to: register over 600,000 voters and provide tens of thousands of free rides to the polls; activate 260+ artists, celebrities and influencers; and, mobilize nearly four million voters for the 2020 General Election. Her portfolio at the organization also included issues such as: COVID-19 vaccine equity, protecting our elections and fighting disinformation.
Brianna’s work has been featured in Rolling Stone Magazine, The Wall Street Journal, and The Washington Post among other outlets. She has been quoted by The New York Times and has appeared on C-SPAN and Brookings Institution panels as an expert on elections. Most recently, she was highlighted in Suanny Garcia’s book, “The New Latina: 100 Millennials Shaping Our World”.
When Brianna isn’t working to expand democracy, you can find her spending time with family and friends. She enjoys the outdoors, traveling and baking gluten free desserts that don’t taste like cardboard.Read Less