SWE Staff Spotlight: Briana Aviles

Each month, the Society of Women Engineers puts the spotlight on one of our valued staff members. For October, we feature Briana Aviles.
SWE Staff Spotlight: Briana Aviles
Briana Aviles, SWE Engagement Analyst
Briana Aviles, SWE Engagement Analyst

Briana Aviles has been a part of SWE since 2014. In her first role she provided assistance to both the Membership & Finance Department. Since then, she has transitioned to her current role as an Engagement Analyst where she handles data reporting, database management, staff support to several committees and SWE members. She oversees the Chartered Section and Affiliate start-up process in the United States and abroad. Additionally, she assists in other Global Programs such as the Ambassador and Sister Organizations.

Briana received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology at Northeastern Illinois University and lives in Chicago.

Who is your role model and why?
Any one of the many, strong, intelligent and creative women in my family. It’s too hard to choose one because they all inspire me in different ways; they really amaze me!

What is your favorite hobby/hobbies?
Anything music-related! Musicals, live shows, street performances, caroling, playing the piano, song-writing, etc. I also like a good game of Scrabble.

Favorite TV show?
Finding Your Roots on PBS.

Favorite movie?
Happy Gilmore.

First celebrity crush?
As a young girl, probably Benny “The Jet” Rodriguez from The Sandlot. As an adult – Gandalf the Grey.

Biggest fear?
Roller skating. I avoid it at all costs!

What is your favorite thing about your job?
I love connecting members to each other and being able to work with members from all over the world. It’s amazing to be able to support their efforts, not only within SWE’s network but their initiatives within their local communities.

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