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Brianna Harden

Brianna Harden, MSW

Academic Support Program Specialist, Academic Mentoring Programs & Services


Summary of Experience

I have been working for the Office of Minority Student Affairs since January 2017.


Park Forest, Illinois


  • Bachelor of Science from Eastern Illinois University, May 2013
  • Master of Social Work from UIUC, May 2015

What OMSA Means to Me …

I am a product of the Office of Minority Students Affairs not only as a high school student but as an undergraduate student as well. I was a student in the Upward Bound Program while I was in high school to for me, which is a unit within OMSA. To mean OMSA means support; support not only to students helping them grow within their academic career, professional career but also helping students grow as individuals. OMSA allows students to understand that they have support through the good and the bad. OMSA means showing students that they have the ability to excel far beyond their expectations through mentoring, tutoring and programs. To me OMSA means being committed to student growth and excellence.


Spending time with my family and friends, reading, exploring different cultures, mentoring students, baking and exploring nature.