ADAM got his start working with young people in schools as a literacy tutor in the Oakland Unified School District in California and in Spokane, Washington as a case manager at a multi-service center for youth. He has worked with migrant youth and as a professional mentor in Portland, Oregon. He studied social sciences and languages at the Evergreen State College in Olympia.

In his free time, Adam enjoys exploring the natural world and trying to keep houseplants alive.