Brittany Cheeks joined the Council team in 2017 as the Education Program Manager working with high school students around Pittsburgh. In 2020, she transitioned into the role of Community Engagement Manager, where she works to align community programming with the Council’s strategic vision. Building on her background in education, Brittany is uniquely positioned to bring together our work with youth and the community at large. Brittany is a graduate of Pennsylvania State University, receiving a B.A. in Spanish with a minor in International Studies. She received a double M.A. in Social Work and in International Development with a focus on Human Security from the University of Pittsburgh. Prior to joining the Council, Brittany interned in Uganda working with children with special needs at Bright Kids Uganda. In addition to her time in Uganda, her international experiences include travels to Rwanda and throughout much of the Caribbean and South and Central America. She is a member of the Global Links Youth Leadership Advisory Committee and is currently part of the Leadership Pittsburgh Inc. Leadership Development Initiative Class XXVII.