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Adrienne Castellón

Grant Writer
Hometown: Washington, DC

Adrienne is passionate about art and social justice. She is particularly interested in the role of art in peacebuilding. Adrienne has worked with various indigenous communities. She has volunteered with the Snowbird Cherokee tribe in Tennessee and participated in an ethnographic field school in the Brazilian Amazon with the Kayapo People. She has also attended the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues.

Adrienne graduated with an MA in Ethics, Peace, and Global Affairs with a concentration in Peace and Conflict Resolution from American University. During her time there she served as the Director of Outreach & Media for the Journal of International Service. She worked at the Institute of World Affairs as a program assistant for the Program on Trauma Healing and Community Resilience. She earned a BA in Studio Art and a BA in Anthropology from the University of Maryland, College Park.

In her leisure time, Adrienne can be found frequenting the District’s amazing museums, exploring a new restaurant, or plotting her next vacation.

What is your hidden talent?

Planning out travel itineraries.

What punctuation mark would you be and why?

I would be an inverted exclamation mark, because it conveys emphasis and excitement in Spanish.

What is your grammatical pet peeve?

When someone transposes words like their/there, than/then, your/you're, etc.

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