Bryana is a Sr. Technical Business Development Manager for the Intelligence Community’s Marketplace at Amazon Web Services. Previously at Amazon, she oversaw the development of new cloud regions for government customers. Prior to AWS, Bryana worked at In-Q-Tel, a strategic investor that aims to enhance national security by delivering cutting-edge technologies to the U.S. government.
In her government career, Bryana assumed a range of assignments as a Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellow and Foreign Service Officer at various overseas posts including the International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Section of the U.S. Embassy in Bogota where she received the Meritorious Honor Award. Bryana also served as the Ambassador’s Staff Aide at the U.S. Embassy in Cairo, in the Office of Economic and Science Affairs at the U.S. Mission to the United Nations and World Trade Organization in Geneva, and the State Department’s Office of Communications Information and Policy in DC. Prior to joining the Foreign Service, Bryana worked at Raytheon, and volunteered a year of her time to the United Nations in the Middle East.
Bryana is currently a Visiting Fellow at the National Security Institute and an avid public speaker. She has presented at major events such as the Data Architecture Summit in Chicago, the Data Governance Conference in DC, and the Global E-Commerce Summit in Barcelona. She is also an active member of several academic communities having served as a graduate teaching fellow at Harvard University and a teaching assistant at The George Washington University School of Business’ Department of Information Systems and Technology Management. In her spare time, Bryana enjoys volunteering as a mentor to veterans and students transitioning to the private sector.
Bryana was raised in Egypt, and speaks Arabic and Spanish. She graduated summa cum laude from Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service where she received the Lena Landegger Award for Community Service and was both a Public Policy and International Affairs (PPIA) Fellow and a member of the Phi Beta Kappa honor society. At Harvard University, she received a Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs Research Award and earned a Master in Public Policy from the Harvard Kennedy School, graduating as a class marshal. Bryana received her Master of Science in Information Systems Technology and MBA from The George Washington University where she was a Forte Fellow.