Adrián’s previous work as a business analyst for the Los Angeles Unified School District shaped his commitment to utilizing a more scientific approach to international development projects and policy initiatives. Shortly after he began work at the district, massive budget cuts and layoffs required that his projects operate by maximizing efficiencies so that more funding could be directed to schools. With an emphasis on technological solutions and new media, Adrián wants to model this approach as it relates to international development initiatives.
In addition to his work with the school district, Adrián worked for the Center for Asian-American Media in San Francisco, received the Chancellor’s Award in Short Fiction, the Marshall Van Deusen Scholarship in English Literature, and was an editor for IBID, a literary Journal of UC Berkeley. Adrián is proficient in Spanish and was born in Guatemala City, Guatemala.