Adrienne served as Director of Development and Executive Director of The Cedar Cultural Center for thirteen years where she more than tripled the organization’s annual budget and revolutionized its audience engagement and reputation with the surrounding East African communities through grant-funded programs, relationship-building, and strategic initiatives. In 2018, Adrienne was the Campaign Manager for Osman Ahmed, DFL candidate for MN State Representative in District 62A. Adrienne has consulted for a variety of organizations and institutions in the areas of program development and fundraising, including Augsburg University, Concordia University, MN2020, Center for Hmong Studies, African Families Development Network, and West Bank Athletic Club. Adrienne received her BA from Macalester College and was a 2017 University of Minnesota Humphrey Fellow. She lives in South Minneapolis and is a single mother to her son, Samatar.