Brianna K. Beswick is originally from Bozeman, Montana and is a graduate of Harvard College ‘13 and Harvard Law School ‘18. As an undergraduate, she majored in social studies with a minor in psychology and a certificate in Latin American studies, culminating in a senior thesis analyzing domestic labor reform in Argentina.
In law school, Brianna was a member of the Harvard Mediation Program, where she mediated small claims, harassment prevention orders, and landlord-tenant disputes in courts around Boston. She participated in the family law & domestic violence and criminal law clinics and completed the extracurricular Spanish for Public Interest Lawyers course. She was also highly involved with the Harvard Mountaineering Club, and it was there that she first became interested in exploring the skiing and mountaineering wonderland of Alaska.
Brianna spent her second summer of law school interning at the Palmer Public Defender Office and returned to Alaska after graduation to clerk for Chief Judge Marjorie K. Allard on the Alaska Court of Appeals. She joined Mendel Colbert as an Associate Attorney in the fall of 2019 and is licensed to practice law in both Alaska and Montana.
Brianna enjoys backcountry skiing, fat biking, rock & ice climbing, meditation, and yoga. She is active in the Fireweed Sangha of Mindful Living in Anchorage and is currently participating in the Alaska Women Ascend training program for progressive political action. Her current personal project is to become zero waste.