Adria Husband is the Founder & CEO of Shifting Hearts & Minds, a consulting practice focused on operationalizing the process of equity-focused, individual growth into impactful systemic shifts in service of racial & social justice outcomes. With over 15 years of experience in the education sector, Adria’s efforts have centered around optimizing the equitable distribution and use of resources across Chicago’s schools to communities that have historically been most underserved. Adria's professional career has included supporting efforts to implement systemic social emotional learning and equity initiatives across 20 large urban school districts nationally, and evaluating national grantmaking processes with an equity lens. Adria also leads in community through cultivating spaces which center the experiences unique to women of color in leadership across the educational ecosystem.
Adria is the mother of a 16 year old daughter, and boisterous lhasa apso puppy, and a mentor to many middle school and high school girls across Chicago through the D.I.V.A.s Mentoring Program which she founded in 2014.