Britaney Watson (she/her) was born and raised in the mountains of Vermont.
She attended the University At Albany where she received a Bachelor’s degree in Public Policy with a concentration in Public Sector Economics and a minor in Psychology. Determined to effect change within the foster care system, she spent six years serving children and their families as a caseworker and a supervisor. Following the tragic death of George Floyd, she joined a racial equity work group, which ignited her passion to be an advocate for the BIPOC community. She now serves as the Criminal Justice Chairperson for the Rutland NAACP branch and is dedicated to providing advocacy and support around racial justice, equity and discrimination.
Britaney participated in the Bright Leadership Institute and the Catalyst Leadership Program to further her development as a social change leader and advocate for BIPOC rights. She is an empathetic leader with sincere interest and skill in learning about and assisting others to share their stories. She believes in the value that stories bring and their power in impacting important decisions.
Britaney’s position is shared jointly between CWC and Rights and Democracy Institute.