Neurodiversity Alliance Director
Adrian (He/They) is the Neurodiversity Alliance Director at Eye to Eye. Adrian is a transgender, disabled Xicanx person who brings their whole self to the work. Adrian is an organizer, musician, educator, and leader who began community organizing in 2004. They are eager to bring their experience organizing locally and nationally across social justice movements to Eye to Eye. Before joining the E2E team, they worked at MediaJustice, mobilizing a national network of organizations, spent time as an LGBTQ Engagement and Policy Advocate at ACLU SoCal, and did statewide organizing with the Transgender Law Center, Basic Rights Oregon, and the Oregon Student Association. Their work is rooted in the principles of disability justice. They hold a B.A. in Religion from Vanguard University of Southern California. When not working remotely, they like to play drums, honor their ancestors, care for their cat, and get into “good trouble.”
As a neurodivergent transgender, disabled person, Adrian knows firsthand how education can harm, hinder, and shame students that are different. They believe in education justice and that every person should have access to quality education regardless of who they are or where they live. Students should be free to be their whole selves inside and outside the classroom and they are excited to build power with students nationally.
Adrian’s favorite part of the job is working with and for neurodiverse students and their allies!
In every community, we need a group of angelic troublemakers, people willing to stand up and speak out against injustice”