As a first-generation American and Queens New York native, her foundation in multiculturalism instilled a spirit of global citizenship at a very young age - prioritizing humanity while transcending geographically and politically imagined borders. This essence has carried through in her work as a Visual Artist and Creative Educator. Adriana received her BFA in Graphic Design and Art Education from Pratt Institute, and an MFA in Intercultural Service, Leadership and Management from The School of International Training. Since, she has honed her artistic and training skills in a variety of roles locally and internationally. Additionally, Adriana is one of the co-developers of the GIVE Guide (Growing Inclusivity for Vibrant Engagement: a free resource for Teaching Artists working in Integrated Co-Teaching (ICT) classrooms, that is currently in development in partnership between Community-Word Project, ArtsConnection, and New Victory Theatre). Now back in New York City, she is redefining her contributions, re-rooting and branching out - graduating from the Arts Activism Academy, facilitating Social Emotional Learning workshops, gathering art makers and pursuing children’s book writing and illustration primarily portraying children of color from around the world.
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