Bria Graham serves as the Program Associate for the Inclusive Economies Program at the Surdna Foundation. In this role, she manages day-to-day grantmaking activities, research, and communications for the Inclusive Economies Program.
Driven by a passion for historic preservation and will for centering community voices, Bria most recently served as the Program Coordinator for the Gullah Geechee Cultural Heritage Corridor Commission, focused along the coastal regions of Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, and North Carolina. Working closely with the community, she designed educational programs, planned heritage festivals, and assisted community members in their efforts to preserve and uplift the Gullah Geechee people’s important contributions throughout the corridor.
Earlier in her career, Bria worked as a Development Intern at the Smithsonian National Museum of American History, where she grew her interest in philanthropy and historical studies. Bria earned a bachelor’s degree from the College of Charleston, specializing in Arts Management and Art History, and during college, held positions with the Historic Charleston Foundation, the City of Charleston housing department, and in art galleries around the city.Back to Team