Brauna is trained as an attorney and has worked in law and non-profit management and administration. She specializes in guiding organizations through the ever-challenging process of change, including building, improving, and implementing systems of operations, such as human resources, finances and governance. Previous to her position at the Dorot Foundation, Brauna was the Managing Partner at McCauley Lyman LLC, a law firm specializing in renewable energy. Brauna serves on numerous boards in the Rhode Island Jewish community, where she lives with her husband and three children. She studies Daf Yomi and is obsessed with stand-up comedy and longform improv.