Brianna Long ’21, from Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania, is a Political Science and Public Policy Double Major. On-campus, Brianna is a Student Assistant at Residential and First-Year Programs where she helps students with housing, orientation, and first-year programs. She co-founded the Gettysburg College Ethics Club and is a member of College Republicans and Pre-Law Club.
Brianna spent the fall of 2019 studying in Athens, Greece focused on Political Theory, migration, and the Greek Economic Crisis. While in Athens, she did an independent study on the legality of sanctuary cities. In the spring of 2020, Brianna spent the semester in Washington D.C. where she focused on American politics, criminal justice, and the Supreme Court. During this time, she interned for Congressman Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA 01) where she assisted with constituent correspondence, led Capitol Tours, and assisted staff with policy research.
Brianna has participated in internship programs near her hometown with Attorney Tom C. Clark of Middleburg, the Lancaster Court of Common Pleas, and the Snyder County District Attorney’s Office. These experiences gave her insight into the court system and the legal profession. Brianna is a member of the Pennsylvania Federation of Republican Women where she organized an online conference to equip, empower, and elect women, and created informative guides on civil discourse, community involvement, and lobbying from home. Brianna is active in her community. When she is not on campus, she helps teach archery and cooking to kids in 4-H. During the summer of 2020, she acted as the Student Assistant to the Snyder County Extension Office where she helped organize community service projects and planned projects and activities for students.
After graduation, Brianna hopes to attend law school and ultimately pursue a career in the legal field.