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Director of Development & Brand Strategy

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    Bria is a 26-year-old Black ciswoman native of Baton Rouge, Louisiana. She relocated to Houston, Texas summer of 2019. Bria earned a bachelor’s degree in Communication and a master’s degree in Public Administration, concentrating in Health Administration, both from the University of Louisiana Monroe. She founded a non-profit organization called Pretty with a Purpose which aims to empower girls through the art of pageantry.

    Bria Virgil is currently the Director of Development and Brand Strategy and Youth Rose Texas and has worked in the nonprofit sector as a youth advocate since 2014. In her leisure time, Bria competes in pageants. She has a noteworthy pageantry career, including holding the inaugural national Miss Black Empowerment title and Co-Executive Director of Miss Black International Ambassador, the largest grassroots pageant for Black women. Additionally, Bria is an active member of the Houston NAACP branch and sits on the board of Generation Vote.

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