Brianna Lantz

Co-Founder and Vice President of Nations Foundation

Encinitas, California

Class of 2013, Communication major


As the co-founder and vice president of Nations Foundation, Lantz gets to intertwine her work and personal interests. She loves to write, travel, eat meals with people in different cultural contexts, ask questions and hear stories.

How does your time at SPU connect to what you’re doing today?

My time at SPU gave me a heart for reconciliation and a deeper theological understanding, both of which are necessary in order to advocate for Gospel-centered reformers.

Which SPU faculty or staff member made a difference in your education?

I would never have ended up on a communication path if it weren’t for Dr. Shannon Scott. Not only was he one of the first to call out some of my gifts, but he also answered many of my questions as I worked through a lot of initial discomfort.

What advice would you give to current SPU students?

Don’t be scared to forge a new path if you don’t like where the current one is going. It’s OK to not have it figured out. It’s OK to change your mind. Embrace the uncertainty and the beautiful unraveling of everything you thought you knew.