Brittany N. Packnett is an unapologetic educator, activist, writer, and national leader in social justice. Known as @MsPackyetti on social media, Brittany is Vice President of National Community Alliances for Teach For America, where she leads a team engaging in partnerships with communities and children of color.
Brittany is Co-Founder of Campaign Zero, a comprehensive policy platform to end police violence, a video columnist for Mic News, and a frequent writer for major publications, including her recent series, ‘Falling In Love,’ challenging diverse women to move boldly in their power. Recently she founded Love + Power, a platform to inspire and outfit people for justice.
An active protestor, Brittany was a member of the Ferguson Commission and President Obama’s Task Force on 21st Century Policing. She continues to advocate for urgent systemic change in protest, policy, and the media.
Among her many honors, Brittany has graced the cover of Essence Magazine, been named one of TIME Magazine’s 12 New Faces of Black Leadership, and honored at the 2018 BET Awards. Brittany has received the Peter Jennings Award for Civic Leadership and shares the number 3 spot on Politico’s 2016 50 Most Influential list.
Brittany is an alum of Washington University in St. Louis, American University in Washington, and is a current Aspen Institute Education fellow. She is a proud board member of Rise To Run, an organization committed to recruiting grassroots, diverse, progressive women to run for office, and Erase The Hate, NBCUniversal’s Emmy winning initiative to rid the world of discrimination.