Bold and courageous. Those two words have spurred on a passion and spark in Liana Brackett’s life that has extended into her personal, professional, and now pageant life as Mrs. Georgia America 2018.
Liana lives in Marietta, Georgia with her husband and their two fur babies, Dolce and Dasher. She started her bold and courageous journey by choosing a career in meteorology, graduating from the University of California, Davis, with a Bachelor of Science in Atmospheric Science. She worked for the federal government as a forecaster at the National Weather Service before boldly making the transition into broadcast meteorology at a local TV station. She now works at the national TV network, The Weather Channel, in Atlanta, Georgia.
STE(A)M, Science, Technology, Engineering, (Arts), and Math is strongly rooted in Liana’s life and is a natural platform for her reign as Mrs. Georgia America 2018. Her passion is to inspire and encourage participation in STE(A)M within and outside of classrooms.
She is an active presenter for virtual classroom presentations through NEPRIS, which connects teachers from all across the USA to professionals in STE(A)M related fields. She connects to other professionals in her field and her community through her involvement with the American Meteorological Society, where she mentors other college students and young professionals.
She serves as the Vice President of Membership for her local Toastmasters Club, that she participates with her husband, David, who serves as the Vice President of Education in the club. She also serves as an usher at her church in Atlanta.
In Liana’s free time, she enjoys doing Improv, Toastmasters, and working out with her husband, making bobbin lace with her fellow Atlanta International Organization of Lace guild members, writing her first book, and dancing…mostly ballet, latin/ballroom, and she is excited to try out flamenco this fall.
Connect with Liana via Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube by using the handle @LianaBrackett.