BriYana Linda NeShelle Butler

Master of Arts in Leadership


San Francisco, CA

My Greatest Supporters

I am eternally grateful for My Tribe, Waka 42, and those who extended a little extra love and patience to me along the way. I love you all, deeply! This journey, this wisdom, this degree is in honor of my ancestors. I am them, they are me.

Favorite Saint Mary's Memory

Every moment spent in healing, growing, and sacred bonding with my new family, Cohort 42.

My Next Chapter

My journey forward remains deeply rooted in the equity and liberation work among my community. Most importantly, I will continue my personal journey, full of healing, growing, and learning. Self-love and preservation are my sacred priorities. Keeping my cup full, so that I may pour into others.

Favorite Quote

“If grief can be a doorway to love, then let us all weep for the world we are breaking apart so we can love it back to wholeness again.”

— Robin Wall Kimmerer