Adrian is the Chief Executive Officer at The Workers Lab, which gives new ideas about increasing worker power a chance to succeed and flourish. He joined the lab in 2017 as its Managing Director. Prior to joining The Workers Lab, Adrian built a career in progressive politics, government, and public affairs. He started as a field organizer on Barack Obama’s 2008 presidential campaign and then served as the speechwriter to United States Secretary of Labor, Hilda L. Solis. He then spent four years at Civitas Public Affairs Group, a leading national public affairs firm. Adrian had a brief but beloved stint in Hollywood working under the mentorship of acclaimed Latino entertainment executive, activist, and entrepreneur, Moctesuma Esparza.
Adrian holds a degree in rhetorical studies and political science from California State University, Long
Beach and grew up in East Los Angeles.