Chair, Minneapolis DFL, May 2022-present
Vice-Chair, SD 59 DFL, April 2022-present
IATSE Local 490 Political Coordinator
Volunteer Coordinator, Ilhan Omar Campaign, Election 2022
Briana Rose Lee attended the MacDuffie School and Cathedral High School in her hometown of Springfield, Massachusetts. She then attended Carnegie Mellon University as a Directing major but had the opportunity to attend The ScholarShip and spent six months circumnavigating the globe aboard a ship studying the arts and culture in each of the twelve countries visited. After the incredible voyage, Briana transferred and graduated with a BA in Theatre Arts and a minor in Communications from the University of Minnesota. She is a life-long sister of Kappa Alpha Theta.
Briana had a total of six theater internships at The Children’s Theater and The Guthrie focused on stage management and directing. Once Briana graduated, she began working full-time in the film industry and is now a member of IATSE Local 490 as a production coordinator. She was elected political coordinator of her union. Briana has worked on several feature-length and many short films as well as commercials and television series. Briana joined AEA in 2021 and is excited to work on musical theater shows in the new year.
Briana also has done brand representation work since she was sixteen and won “Brand Ambassador of the Month” from Oxford Marketing in August 2018 for her work on their summer activations. Briana was a tour manager for Mazda Ride and Drives for four years and has done countless other automotive tours and events nationally. Briana has been a mainstay member staff for the Twin Cities Film Fest running their social media and assisting with red carpet events.
During the pandemic, Briana got actively involved in politics and became a national delegate for Bernie Sanders, a Greenpeace volunteer, a Legal Observer for the ACLU, and worked as a canvasser for Ilhan Omar’s re-election. She then applied to National Democratic Training Committee’s Staff Academy and graduated in March 2021 as a Digital Cohort. Briana is currently the Chair for the Minneapolis DFL.
Briana was featured in Athena Village in May 2021 for their 30 Women 30 Stories project. Click here to listen to the interview and see the write-up!
Briana was featured in VoyageMinnesota in November 2021 for their Local Stories. Click here to see the write-up!
Briana's favorite TV shows are South Park, Glee, and Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Briana's favorite musicals are Into the Woods, Brigadoon, and Rocky Horror Picture Show
Briana is an ENFP Ravenclaw Aquarius southpaw who loves spicy foods and her cat Tinkerbelle. She spends her free time watching Disney movies with friends, traveling as much as possible and going out for karaoke :)