Briana Pegado


Position: trustee


Experience: Briana ​​is ​the ​Founder ​and ​Director ​of ​the ​Edinburgh Student ​Arts ​Festival ​(ESAF), ​an ​award-winning ​social ​enterprise that ​supports ​emerging ​artists, ​public ​access ​to ​the ​arts ​and youth ​access ​to ​the ​creative ​sector. ​She ​studied ​an ​MA Sustainable ​Development ​at ​the ​University ​of ​Edinburgh ​and ​set ​up ​the ​University's ​first ​ever ​Black ​History Month ​in ​2010. She ​currently ​works ​part-time ​for ​the ​National Theatre ​of ​Scotland ​in ​the ​LEARN ​department ​project ​managing a ​piece ​of ​work ​around ​young ​people ​and ​is ​the ​speaker ​coach for ​Creative ​Mornings ​Edinburgh. She ​currently ​studies ​a ​Masters ​of ​Business ​Administration ​at the ​University ​of ​Arts ​London ​Central ​Saint ​Martins ​and University ​of ​London ​Birkbeck ​with ​the ​fully ​funded ​Sundstorm Scholarship ​for ​Women ​Leaders. She ​currently ​sits ​on ​the ​advisory ​board ​of ​the ​Travelling Gallery, ​steering ​group ​of ​Creative ​Edinburgh ​and ​is ​the youngest ​member ​of ​the ​University ​of ​Edinburgh's ​General Council Business Committee. Her ​passion ​lies ​in ​creativity. ​She ​loves ​reading, ​writing, ​and ​coming up ​with ​something ​wacky. ​She is also ​an ​advocate ​for self-care ​and ​self-love ​because ​of ​her ​own ​journey ​with ​anxiety. ​You ​can ​often ​find her ​wandering ​a ​food ​market ​or ​flea ​market, ​going ​for ​long walks, ​watching ​a ​good ​film, ​or ​doing ​some ​yoga.

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