Adriana (she/ella) is an Assistant Professor of Theatre and focuses on excluded and underrepresented groups in the performing arts. She has published with Chicana/Latina Studies, The Journal of Latina Critical Feminism, Camino Real, ETUDES, and Theatre Topics. Recent projects include: And Then Came Tango, Real Women Have Curves, Luna, El Toro y La Nina, A Christmas Carol, en la Frontera, and Cenicienta which received the Directors’ Choice Award at the Regional Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival. She received her B.A. in Theatre Arts from UTEP, M.A. in Performing Arts Administration from New York University, and Ph.D. in Curriculum & Instruction from New Mexico State University. Adriana serves as chair for the Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (JEDI) and Scholarship committees for the Department, was appointed to the Provost’s Faculty Fellows Program for 2022-2023, and was named Educator of the Year for Higher Education by the Texas Educational Theatre Association in 2020.