Thursday, February 22, 2024

Kelly Percival and Brianna Cea

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Kelly Percival is Counsel with the Brennan Center’s Democracy Program. She focuses on issues related to the 2020 census. Kelly guides our census-litigation task force, coordinates amicus briefing in census-related cases throughout the country, and advises on legal strategies. Prior to joining the Brennan Center, Kelly was a Constitutional Litigation Fellow at Americans United for Separation of Church and State. She represented clients seeking to vindicate their First Amendment rights in federal court and regularly participated as an amicus in state and federal appellate courts, as well as in the United States Supreme Court. She began her legal career as an associate practicing environmental law at Nossaman LLP. Kelly graduated from Georgetown University Law Center where she was a Public Interest Fellow and a Dean’s Merit Scholar. She holds a B.A. in Cultural and Social Anthropology from Stanford University. Brianna Cea is a Research and Program Associate in the Democracy Program, where her work focuses on the census and redistricting. Her writing on these issues includes the article “A Critical History of United States Census and Citizenship Questions,” recently published in The Georgetown Law Journal Online. Brianna's work has been featured in the Los Angeles Times, New York Times, The Atlantic, and other outlets. Prior to joining the Brennan Center, Brianna interned with the New York Governor’s Office of Storm Recovery, the New York Governor’s Tennant Protection Unit, and the Office of Broome County Executive Jason Garnar. She also served as the Roosevelt Institute Regional Coordinator for the Lower Northeast region. Outside of the Brennan Center, Brianna serves as the Co-founder and CEO of Generation Vote. Brianna graduated summa cum laude with a B.A. in Political Science and Philosophy, Politics and Law from Binghamton University, where her honors work focused on democratic theory, political philosophy and democratic governance. At Binghamton, Brianna founded Roosevelt Institute at Binghamton University, the Broome County Student Board of Advisors, and served as a Newman Civic Fellow.

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