BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Founder & President
Adriana’s passion for sustainability and community outreach began in elementary school when she founded Team Green Martin, a recycling program that pairs students with disabilities with peer mentors. Today, the program exists in several Martin County schools, and Adriana has gone on to found another organization— Students4H2O (now known as Citizens4H2O). The student-led campaign has evolved into a local non-profit organization. It encourages elementary, middle, and high school students to be a part of the solution to end the global water crisis. Her efforts, in collaboration with Martin County schools, have raised over $100,000 to provide clean water and sanitation to developing countries—including building a well at Majok Donguar Primary School in South Sudan in honor of the Martin County School District. This accomplishment allows girls to spend less time finding water and more time in school.
She has been recognized by Keep Florida Beautiful and was awarded first place in Seton Hall University's United Nations Sustainable Development Challenge. Most recently, she was awarded the 30 Under 30 Changemakers Award by the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools and the Global Citizen Award by Water for South Sudan.
Along with her involvement in Students4H2O, Adriana is the Communications Coordinator of Water for South Sudan, where she is responsible for managing social media updates and assisting with implementing best communications practices. She graduated from the University of Florida’s Online Master of Mass Communications program with a specialization in Public Interest Communication. This program is the first of its kind and teaches students how to use communication tactics to drive social change. In 2020, she graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of Florida with a Bachelor of Science in Public Relations.