Adam is the knowledge management and events specialist with Bixal on the USAID's Feed the Future Knowledge, Data, Learning, and Training project. Prior to joining the Bixal and the KDLT project, Adam worked on USAID’s KDAD project as the KM Specialist. Adam has held a variety of positions over the past 12 years, starting out as a Management Assistant at the US Department of Agriculture in the Foreign Agricultural Service. Adam then went on to join the Peace Corps, where he served as an Agri-business volunteer in Mali, West Africa. Adam was selected to participate in the Masters International program with his graduate school, George Mason, and the Peace Corps. Adam returned to the United States in 2012 to complete his thesis on the causes of conflict in Northern Mali. After completing his degree, Adam held many positions including salesperson at a fine menswear retailer, program development and chess coach at a hip-hop non-profit, and program officer at an international education non-profit.
Adam has a strong interest in agricultural development and conflict caused by resource scarcity. He has a BA from George Mason University in Global Affairs and Economics, and a MS in Conflict Analysis and Resolution also from George Mason University.
Adam is an avid kayaker and can be found most weekends paddling up and down the Potomac. He is a lover of hip-hop and reggae, and is currently working on a show for Arlington Public Radio, where he shares his love of those musical genres.