Briana Ellerbe, Director of Membership, CMA Los Angeles

Briana Ellerbe

Briana is a PhD student at USC Annenberg, where she studies children's media as it intersects with cultural expression, family learning, and neighborhood communication.

Briana was Research Manager at the Joan Ganz Cooney Center at Sesame Workshop, where she worked primarily on the Families and Media Project doing research with families to highlight the innovative ways that they incorporate technology into their lives and learning arrangements. She has also worked as a researcher on Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood, Super WHY, and Wishenpoof. Her passion for diverse representations in media also led her to KIDMAP (Kids' Inclusive & Diverse Media Action Project), a grassroots coalition that aims to support the creation of research-based diverse children's content.

The start of the LA Chapter is a dream come true for Briana, and she's enjoyed meeting new people on the west coast (she's a Jersey girl at heart). In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family, watching corny movies, eating cookies, and giggling at people's jokes (she is easily entertained).