A b o u t
Brianna Drevlow is more than meets the eye. Growing up in rural northwest Minnesota, her desire to dream big and find excellence in all she did was her north star. Brianna first found her foundational skills to success within her studies as a classically trained pianist and composer. She has performed on Minnesota Public Radio and in major concert halls in New York City and international venues. Her original music has touched the ears of many around the world and she found a passion for working with students of all ages, privately and publicly, instilling in them the importance of hard work and gratitude.
In 2012, her life changed with news of her then four year old sister's diagnosis of Juvenile Arthritis and Uveitis. The navigation through a maze of doctors visits, medications and procedures, insurance, and severe chronic pain is enough to make anyone feel like giving up. However, her family never let adversity define them, and together they were determined to use their abilities to change not only their situation, but to help those like them.
An advocate for strong families and children, Brianna has now partnered with the Arthritis Foundation as a national spokesperson. Her family’s organization, “Brenna’s Brigade,” works with the Arthritis Foundation to provide a network of support for all families battling Juvenile Arthritis. She has spoken across the nation at conferences and events, helped raise over $40,000 for research, and was honored for her efforts by President and CEO Ann Palmer at the 2017 Conference of Champions.
Brianna was crowned Miss Minnesota 2017 with her mission to continue that passion. At the 2018 Miss America Competition, Brianna was a preliminary talent winner, non-finalist talent winner and a top 7 Quality of Life finalist, the highest award bestowed on a young woman dedicated to community engagement. Throughout her Year of Service, Brianna spent countless hours serving in communities all across Minnesota and beyond and in addition to arthritis research, supported the Children's Miracle Network, along with presenting motivational seminars, which later became the catalyst to #LeadToSucceedMN, a service tailored to helping entrepreneurs and public figures hone in their dynamic message and accomplish big things.
Using her abilities to network, motivate, and lead others, Brianna is currently working as an Immunology Specialist Representative with AbbVie, marketing the world's #1 most prescribed drug for rheumatoid arthritis - Humira. She aims to specialize in pediatric marketing so she can help kids just like her sister live a happier and healthier life!
Brianna attributes her successes to her direct involvement in the Miss America Organization, Arthritis Foundation, and her family's encouragement. She lives her life by the "3 G's - Grit, Grind, and Gratitude." As an advocate, motivational speaker, and founder of #LeadToSucceedMN, she wants to help YOU use your unique abilities to reach for the stars and unlock the powerful potential within. What are you waiting for?