Florian holds a Master of Public Policy from the University of Utah and a Bachelor of Science in Economics from Utah State University. Her professional career in the financial industry spans over 15 years as an Investment Analyst at the Workers’ Compensation Fund of Utah, and later as a Financial Advisor for Morgan Stanley.
Florian currently serves on the University of Utah College of Social and Behavioral Science (CSBS) Advancement Board, and is a member of the American Society for Public Administration (ASPA) Utah Chapter, where she served as President for 2016-2017. She is also a member of the Utah Non-Profit Association (UNA) and Pi Alpha Alpha, the National Honor Society for Public Administration.
Florian’s past and current endeavors have focused on education and the under-represented. A long believer in the value of schooling, her long-term goals are to continue promoting, improving, and ensuring access to education, and ultimately to effect policy changes on an international scale.