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Adriana Guerrero

AFFILIATION: Brown Girl Surf

TITLE: Executive Director

LOCATION: California

LANGUAGE: English, Spanish

EXPERTISE AREA: DEIJ, Environmental Education, Environmental Justice, Environmental Racism, Hispanic/Latine/a/o Communities, Ocean Justice, Outdoors/Recreation, Youth, Equitable Beach & Ocean Access


Adriana is the current Executive Director of Brown Girl Surf. They joined the team in 2020 as the Associate Director and brought over 15 years of experience in education and youth development.

Adriana lives and plays in the waters located on the ancestral lands of the Ramaytush/Muwekma people (San Francisco) with her partner and their dogs, Nova & Roux.

Adriana’s work and passion include working to build a more inclusive surf culture both locally and nationally through community programming, collaboration with ally organizations, and advocacy for equitable and inclusive coastal policies, all while centering joy as a form of community building and healing.

A common thread that weaves Adriana’s professional aspirations and beliefs together is her pursuit of social justice with a youth development lens and community-based approach. Over the last decade, they have worked in a variety of capacities in the nonprofit sector across the globe with communities ranging in their socioeconomic, cultural, and language backgrounds. Over the last 6 years, Adriana has served on the leadership team for Women’s March Oakland, the Secretary on the Board of Directors at Camp Phoenix, and as the Alpha Chi Omega Chapter Advisor at UC Berkeley.

Adriana holds a B.A. in Psychology from Arizona State University and a Master’s in Nonprofit Administration from the University of San Francisco.

Outside of work, they’re famous for their charcuterie platters and enjoy game nights, engaging in thought-provoking and/or silly conversations, SURFING, skateboarding & spending time/ playing in the outdoors with loved ones.


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