Brianna D’Alessio

Program Manager, STEM Initiatives

Brianna (Bri) joined ReadyCT with a passion for creating access and inspiring innovation in STEM initiatives for all public school students in CT. She is committed to advancing the learning landscape by developing student educational experiences that are both impactful and provide context for broader connections to the disciplines of STEM.

A New York native with a strong, service-oriented background, Bri worked for several years in sales before moving to Connecticut, where she taught STEAM coursework in New Britain Public Schools. She has also served as an AmeriCorps service member with the CT Food Justice Project and as a summer and after-school program instructor for New Britain ROOTS, a nonprofit grounded in nutrition, food access, and urban agriculture education. 

Bri is immensely grateful for the many opportunities she’s been afforded as a learner, and credits individuals and organizations alike for helping her realize her potential. Bri has a bachelor’s degree in communications from Iona University and proudly holds a master’s degree in teaching from Relay GSE. She is a Connecticut-certified elementary educator and is pursuing a computer science cross-endorsement from Sacred Heart University. She hopes that her own educational endeavors serve as a reminder to students that they, too, are capable of achievement in academics and industry alike.

When not at work, Bri enjoys attending live music events, hiking, and hanging out with her dog, Putnam. She resides in West Hartford with her partner, Jake, and never turns down a chance to try something new, especially if those plans include a good place to eat!

Students must be exposed to robust educational opportunities and experiences – ones filled with creative endeavors that afford them to think critically about the world around them and the kind of work that they will do. It is through these pursuits that they are readied with the skills necessary to achieve in Connecticut’s flourishing STEM fields, thus instilling in them a yearning for knowledge and a love of learning that will be carried with them long after they leave the classroom.