Breanna Benjamin
Pronouns
She/Her/Hers
Year
2020
Chapter
Position
Housing Opportunity Fund Program Specialist, Urban Redevelopment Authority

Breanna Benjamin is a native of Monticello, FL. She graduated with both her bachelors and masters degrees in the field of Social Work from Florida A&M University and University of Pittsburgh, respectively, with her concentration being in Community Organizing and Social Action.

She is currently a Program Specialist for Housing Opportunity through the Urban Redevelopment Authority, where she ensures that services are being equitably administered, especially in regards to income.

She developed a passion for community service during her senior year in high school where she volunteered at her local Senior Citizen Center. There, she began to see a lack of resources available for her local community. As a result, she saw volunteering as a way to give back that created a tangible difference and bridged generations of people.

She is an active member of the Urban League Young Professionals of Greater Pittsburgh, where she served as Community Service Co-Chair and Secretary; the Voter Empowerment, Education, and Enrichment Movement (VEEEM), where she currently serves on the board as the Strategic Planning Coordinator; and as Vice President the Young Democrats of Allegheny County.

Her personal mission in life is to continue being an advocate for housing and educational equity. She enjoys serving her community in any capacity to catapult community change.