Brianne Kelly manages, writes, and researches grant opportunities at Great Oaks Foundation. In order to successfully do this, she collaborates with all departments across Great Oaks Foundation and works directly with school leadership to discover and seize opportunities that would further enrich opportunities for students, the local communities, and professional development. Brianne graduated from University at Buffalo with a dual BA in English and Legal Studies and after years of work experience, she graduated from Teachers College with an MA in International Education Development where she researched and completed Economic Development Capstone and Monitoring & Evaluation Plan for organizations in Kenya and Malawi, respectively. She has also interned with the International Rescue Committee in New York City, served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Morocco as a Youth Asset Builder (2014-2016). Other work experience includes Program Development and Academic Enrichment in the foundations for Columbia University: Double Discovery Center, and the Dutchess County Regional Chamber of Commerce: The Chamber Foundation, Inc. These opportunities enriched her understanding of Educational Equity, and has driven her path to the Great Oaks Foundation.