Adria does a little of everything to support Catapult's program work and capacity building initiatives. Before joining Catapult, she served as a Kiva Fellow in Samoa with South Pacific Business Development, where she became hooked on young coconuts. Prior to that, Adria was able to combine her passions for social impact and sports as a member of Americorps' Coach Across America program with Urban Dove, a sports-based youth development program. She gained her first experience in the social innovation arena at GlobalGiving in Washington, DC, where she provided support for CSR programs and GlobalGiving's corporate partnerships.
Adria studied Development Studies at Brown University and managed to extend her rugby-playing obsession into a nerdy-rugby exercise, writing her thesis on the intersection of national identity and gender roles in female rugby players in Uganda. She currently plays for the New York Rugby Club-go orange and blue!