Adrianna has a Master of Arts in Social Work, Concentration on Social Administration, from The University of Chicago, and a Baccalaureate of Arts in Psychology from the Universidad de Puerto Rico, Río Piedras. A native of Levittown, in Toa Baja, Puerto Rico, she has an extensive background in social and scientific research, as well as experience in policy and advocacy in nonprofit organizations. She began her involvement in the field of immigration as a Child Advocate for the Young Center for Immigrant Children’s Rights, and as a volunteer for the SSA End Family Detention Project and the Dilley Pro Bono Project at the South Texas Family Residential Center in Dilley, Texas.
Adrianna is interested in the intersections of policy advocacy, law, research and community organizing as a tool for the empowerment of the immigrant community. Within this work she values the frameworks of intersectionality and trauma-informed practice.