Adrian received her B.A. in English from the University of Pittsburgh. She spent her first year in New Orleans as a City Year Americorps member at G.W. Carver High School, where she tutored and mentored ninth grade students. Following a second year of service to the city as a Literacy Americorps member at NOPLAY, she became a full-time instructor at the program in August 2011.
70 percent of YEP’s staff members are born and raised in New Orleans and the vast majority grew up in the same neighborhoods that our youth live in. Our staff members’ personal understanding of the challenges that our young people face make them uniquely qualified to provide support to YEP youth.