Fun Facts about Adrienne:
Location: Buffalo, NY
As the 2011-12 Youth Leadership Fellow, Adrienne traveled around the United States and abroad helping to the Roots & Shoots message that young people, when given the tools and motivation, can indeed change the world. Through presentations, workshops and trainings, Adrienne continues to help the Jane Goodall Institute inspire and engage the next generation of leaders today.
As the Youth Leadership Program Assistant, Adrienne mentors the Roots & Shoots Youth Leadership Council and helped to launch the 2011-12 Campaign, One Million Hours of Service. Adrienne is also currently serving as the Youth NGO Representative to the United Nations for the Jane Goodall Institute.
Born in Buffalo, New York, Adrienne has always taken an active role in her community. She has worked with the Buffalo Zoo, United Way, AIDS Community Services and VIVE, Inc., the largest refugee shelter in the United States. Much of her work is focused on youth leadership, community organizing and conservation.
Adrienne completed a bachelor of arts degree in political science at Canisius College in Buffalo, New York. Adrienne also concentrated her undergraduate studies on animal behavior, zoo biology and anthrozoology. As the Fellow for the Institute for the Study of Human-Animal Relations at Canisius, Adrienne developed educational web content to promote conservation. Her areas of expertise include zoo biology, anthrozoology, animal behavior, youth engagement, and political science.
Beginning in Fall 2012, Adrienne will be pursuing a masters degree in anthrozoology from Canisius College in Buffalo, N.Y.