Adrienne is currently a Ph.D. candidate in communication at Washington State University where she also teaches the principles of marketing and international business to business graduate students. Her primary research interests pertain to consumer perceptions of health, particularly in the areas of advertising, digital media, food and health decision making, body and gender. As a research assistant, her experience includes assisting with a survey for the FoodMania program, a media literacy and nutrition intervention aimed at teaching families to critically analyze food marketing messages.

After completing her MBA degree in 2000, Adrienne moved to Denver and began working for Bellco Credit Union as a personal banker. In this capacity, Adrienne marketed a variety of loan products for auto, home, business, and personal use. She assisted individual customers with equity and retirement products, and helped business owners with a range of products for improved financial management. In addition, she counseled individuals from all backgrounds on how to improve their financial management skills and personal credit scores. She also trained the staff on more productive sales techniques.

Her professional career in business began in 1998 with the Small Business Administration (SBA) in Columbia, SC. As a consultant, she conducted training classes for the public on how to make an effective business plan and counseled small business owners on how to improve their business operations.

In addition to receiving numerous awards throughout her academic and professional career, Adrienne’s research has been published in several refereed journals and conferences.


  • Ph.D. Candidate in Business Administration, Washington State University, Pullman, WA, 2016  
  • MBA, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC, 2000
  • B.S., Business Administration (Double Majors: Marketing and Finance, Magna cum Laude, GPA:  3.9), University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC, 1998