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Briayna Cuffie

Briayna Cuffie

Prospective Homeland Security & Intelligence Professional

Annapolis, MD

A recent graduate dedicated to service with aspirations to work within the homeland security field for the federal government, serving as an asset to the intelligence and foreign service community.




Optimisim is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence. - Helen Keller
Dream Job: A little bit of immigrant advocacy, a little bit of legal work, a little crisis communication, a lot of homeland security intelligence gathering & analysis, traveling, and speaking Arabic.

Northeastern University

Master of Arts, Homeland Security

Concentration: Communication and Diplomacy

High Point University

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), International Relations

Minor: Anthropology
*Elective internships in International Relations (2)
*Elective Internships in Politics (2)
*Elective internships in Communication & Marketing (2)
**Self-managed and self-financed all university expenses with monies from scholarships, grants, student loans, and on & off-campus job incomes.

U.S. House of Representatives, Office of Congresswoman Donna F. Edwards (MD-04)

Constituent Services Intern

- Staffed the Severna Park district office and assisted with administrative tasks
- Managed constituent files and responded to calls, letters, and requests
- Drafted templates for telephonic and email correspondence with constituents, contacts, and agencies (USCIS, National Visa Center, embassies in African and Latin American countries, Arlington Asylum Office)

Guilford Country Democratic Party

Office Administration Intern

- Supported the office directors in establishing and maintaining the High Point office through administrative tasks and assignments
- Researched law, policy, and voting updates, as well as have knowledge of the documentation, forms and information that comes to the office
- Educated and registered local students and citizens so they may vote in the 2014 mid-term elections

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Bonner Foundation

High Point University Bonner Leader

Inaugural/Founding Member

The Bonner Leader Program is a four-year responsibility. Students commit to 6-8 hours of community service each week, culminating in over 200 hours of community service during each academic year. In addition to consistent service with community partners, the Bonner Leader Program promotes leadership development in students. . Bonner Leaders also engage peers and others in service through community and on-campus student-designed projects and initiatives.

Bonner Program Service Site/Positions:
Program Coordinator at the HPU Community Writing Center (2013-2014)
Volunteer Coordinator at Macedonia Family Resource Center - Learning Together (2014-2015)


High Point University

Campus Concierge Attendant

- Modeled the value of extraordinary service to university visitors, staff, faculty, and students
- Provided a single source of knowledge for all university and campus-related community information
- Exhibited professionalism and problem-solving skills
- Dissolved unforeseen complications with little to no assistance from superior staff

Services include: electronic rentals, campus activity registration/sign-ups, transportation scheduling, and local business information

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United States Naval Academy, International Programs Office

Semester Study Abroad Intern

-Supported Study Abroad Coordinators in pre-departure through post-return logistic, administrative, and database tasks
-Researched travel, safety, and cultural information to create country profiles for midshipmen preparing to travel
-Operated APACS travel security system to create itineraries for clearance and approval
-Communicated with external agencies, consulates and embassies to modify office information
-Employed analytical, HTML, and website management experience to operate the USNA CMS and enhance the IPO websites' content and interface for user-friendliness and clarity
-Designed a Challenge Coin for the International Programs Office to be exchanged with prominent national and international personnel during the Director's travels


World Relief

Case Management & Community Integration Intern

- Assisted the Resettlement and Placement department in their goals to provide intense case management during incoming refugees' initial resettlement period (90 days)
- Piloted a community integration program to help develop a more sustainable cultural and community integration
- Met with stakeholders (World Relief staff, property owners, local churches, community leaders, etc.) to determine issues, look for avenues to engage and educate all involved parties, and developed a solutions-oriented action plan
- Traveled locally to pick up in-kind donations

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The Key School

High School Diploma

Anne Arundel Community College

Introduction to Homeland Security