The team at Liquid Creative is excited to introduce our new intern, Briana Lirio! From Miami, Briana is a fourth-year public relations student at the University of Florida looking forward to graduating this semester.
Briana’s previous experience varies from working for nonprofit organizations with a focus in public interest communications, to participating in corporate-level agency work. She worked alongside a professor to develop a videogame that would help promote environmental sustainability, and has worked with big name corporations such as Universal Studios in promoting events such as Halloween Horror Nights.
When it comes to extracurricular activities at UF, Briana has predominantly focused on researching and developing inclusion programs for minority students within the College of Journalism. She has been excited to work alongside the dean and the head of the Knight Division in order to ensure every student on campus is equally represented. She was also the president of Hispanic Communications where she implemented a mentorship program that focused mostly on women and Hispanics in order to aid them on their path to success.
“My diverse cultural background and experiences within the field of communications have given me a greater understanding of the world around me,” Briana said. “I would like to contribute as much as I possibly can to the growing field of communications, in hopes of providing a more prosperous future for generations to come.”
Briana spent last semester abroad in Florence, Italy, studying Da Vinci and stuffing her face with gelato. When she’s not busy with school or extracurricular activities, Briana can be found binge watching Netflix or Game of Thrones on HBO Go. (Her inability to be athletic has helped make her an expert in watching full seasons in just one sitting.) Briana also enjoys reading and went through a regrettable “Twilight” stage. When asked what she likes to do for fun, she refers back to the one time she sky-dived in order to seem “edgy,” when in actuality she felt like a human pancake and hated every second of it.
One thing many people don’t know about her is that she is a Miami-Dade County Fair award-winning knitter. She first started knitting in high school in hopes of attracting a boyfriend. (Surprisingly, this did not work.)
Said Briana, “My proudest accomplishment? It has to be the time I ate a five-pound burger by myself. I considered listing it under the “skills” section of my résumé, but I didn’t think it would be fair to the competition.”
Overall, Briana is excited for the new learning opportunities she will be faced with while working alongside the Liquid Creative team, as well as everything else 2017 has in store for her!