Bryanna Patinka

Research Analyst
  (202) 296-2741 x 1045

Bryanna Patinka serves as a Research Analyst for the Higher Education Practice at McAllister & Quinn. She works strategically with the practice’s managing directors to identify Federal and foundation opportunities for clients to pursue, and she tracks client grant successes. Additionally, she supports the planning and coordination of the firm’s monthly webinars.

Prior to joining McAllister & Quinn, Bryanna worked as a Grants Intern to help the Matilda Josyln Gage Center secure a $75,000 foundation grant. Bryanna oversaw creating a timeline, writing objectives, and proof reading. At CommonLit, Bryanna worked as a Grant Writing Assistant. She helped CommonLit further its goal of bringing free literacy resources to economically disadvantaged students by identifying and tracking potential donors.

Bryanna graduated with honors from American University in Washington, DC. She holds a bachelor’s degree in political science and a minor in economics.


  • Grant Research Assistant, CommonLit
  • Grant Writing Intern, Matilda Josyln Gage Center


  • Grant writing
  • Economics
  • Education
  • Federal and Foundation Funding


  • B.A., American University