Adrienne’s career has been built around producing deliverables for well-established clients across the public, private, and non-profit sectors, including Goldman Sachs, Forest City Developers, LA County Metropolitan Transit Authority, angel investors and venture capitalists, the United States Departments of Energy, Defense, and Transportation, the Los Angeles County Department of Beaches and Harbors, the Urban League of Los Angeles, as well as various local government entities. Having worked at the nexus of multiple types of public-private ventures, Adrienne leverages her experience across sectors and industries in the fields of planning and economic development through her knowledge of project management, community outreach, business development and strategic planning, mix-enterprise real estate development, industrial development and infrastructure planning, and alternative financing structures for public-private development projects.
Due to her diverse background in planning and urban development, Adrienne is a generalist in the field who uses a combination of research and strategic communication techniques to create value across broad groups and diverse interests through clear presentations and evaluations of complex investments and projects. In addition to working in collaboration with economic consultants and larger institutional clients, Adrienne values entrepreneurial settings, having performed market research and product integration strategy for established businesses and startups, while also securing large institutional grants from the University of Pennsylvania and the Neubauer Foundation to support the launch and operations of a digitally-driven, community-based water resource management project, LASaves, which she co-founded.
Adrienne received her Master of Planning from the Sol Price School of Public Policy at the University of Southern California, graduating with honours in Economic Development and Finance. Prior to receiving her Master’s, Adrienne graduated cum laude with a Bachelor’s in Politics and International Relations from Scripps College, where she focused on International Political Economy and Organizational Theory.