Adriana received a BA from Brown University in Latin American history and Slavic Studies in 2001. In 1999, she co-founded English for Action, a non-profit organization teaching English in the context of civic rights and community leadership for Latino immigrant families in Providence, Rhode Island. In 2008, she earned a Master’s in International Affairs from The New School. In addition to working as the Research Director for CAPITAL B, she is an adjunct professor at the Parsons School of Design, a freelance grant writer and an avid parkour practitioner. Her personal research explores the conflation of democracy with shopping, and the emerging real estate speculation for shopping malls and luxury lifestyle complexes in Iraq.