AAEAAQAAAAAAAA21AAAAJDZlNzMxYzY0LTcyMzQtNDQxYy04Y2NhLTAxNjRiMDUzYmI5MQAdriana (also spelled, “Adrianna”) is a junior studying Television and American Studies at the University of Notre Dame. Within the department of American Studies, Adriana was the 2017 winner of the Red Smith Scholarship for excellence in writing.

She is currently a news writer for the daily student newspaper, The Observer. This past semester she covered the National Call-In Day for DACA recipients, Notre Dame’s IDEA Center for entrepreneurship, and stories about student experiences with Notre Dame’s Washington D.C. and Silicon Valley programs. Outside from her work at The Observer, Adriana just completed archival work relating Notre Dame in 1968 to the present student culture in 2018.

Beyond being a news writer, Adriana is a campus tour guide and part of Design For America (DFA) – a club dedicated to design thinking. In February 2018, Adriana traveled with DFA to Detroit to present her team’s findings on the future of autonomous vehicles to Fiat Chrysler’s executive board.

This summer, for the second consecutive year, Adriana will be returning to MassChallenge, a non-profit startup accelerator in Boston, Massachusetts, to run their internship program.

During her senior year, Adriana will be working on her senior thesis, studying the power of the TODAY show as an imagined community and its role shaping and responding to women in journalism.

Her non-academic interests are (but not limited to) Notre Dame, New England, Taylor Swift, the Boston Red Sox, and telling stories (specifically why her name is spelled two different ways).