Adrienne Wallace is an enthusiastic communicator with extensive experience in both the public and private sectors ranging in scope from nonprofit, health and education to government, politics and finance. She currently serves as 834 Design & Marketing’s director and chief digital strategist/head geekette.
Adrienne earned a bachelors in health communications and public relations, a masters in communications and a second masters in public administration, all from Grand Valley State University (GVSU). She is currently a public policy PhD candidate at Western Michigan University (WMU) with a particular fondness for public affairs studies.
Adrienne is also an assistant professor at GVSU in the School of Communications where she teaches Public Relations, Research, Social Media and Emerging Communication Technologies and serves at the will of the GVSU PRSSA chapter and the university’s student run PR firm, GrandPR. She is a published author, amateur chef and photographer, and friend to animals. She maintains a vegan-ish food blog (fun!) and a blog on public policy (serious).
As a lifelong learner, Adrienne seeks to monitor trends and analyze unique intersections of technology with relationships of all kinds. She is particularly fascinated in social movements partnered with technology as they champion noble causes and discovering what motivates people to take action.