Brillian is a graduate of Princeton University. At Princeton, she majored in Politics and minored in Journalism. Her research focused on the impact of racial messaging on vote choice in the United States. Outside of academics, Brillian was a freelance journalist with the University Press Club, a Residential College Adviser, and a pre-law fellow. She was also a member of numerous political organizations on campus. Brillian received research grants to travel to Beijing, Hong Kong, and Seoul. At ESC, Brillian is passionate about helping her students craft clear narratives about their interests and aspirations. In her spare time, she enjoys designing graphics, taking photos, and discovering new music.