Vivayic Talent:

Adrienne Hughbanks

Learning Designer

“I love to learn. I see the art of learning as the action of pursuing growth, adapting amidst challenges, and generating creative solutions. I love using that beautiful process to serve communities and individuals in greater magnitude and that is what I get to do every day.”

As the child of ministry parents, Adrienne grew up in Texas, Oklahoma, and New Mexico, before her family settled down in Stillwater. Her experiences across the Southwest taught her appreciation for the various ways of life maintained across the country and the globe. Adrienne graduated from Oklahoma State University with Bachelor’s Degrees in Plant and Soil Sciences and Agricultural Communications. Craving a good leave-the-nest experience, Adrienne then traveled out to Washington D.C.

During college, Adrienne interned at Vivayic for two and a half years. After graduating, she wrote talking points, created strategic plans and visualized data for the US Department of Agriculture, Office of Partnerships and Public Engagement, Center for Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partners. Her work and detail-driven mindset to track results and data led Secretary Vilsack to increase the number of participants in multiple minority scholar programs.

It’s no surprise then, that small details can’t get by Adrienne. She hones language down to the deepest, most concise meaning so her clients can speak with clarity and purpose. Her clients count on Adrienne to take grand ideas and break big picture visions into actionable instructions that maintain those unique ideas’ integrity. Adrienne greets the day excited to learn and meets every challenge with smiling exuberance.

Today, Adrienne lives with her husband, Ridge, in St. Louis, MO. While he’s studying law, Adrienne spends every possible moment in the green outdoors. If she’s not on the porch, walking neighborhoods or chasing down adventurous hikes, she’s practicing piano or settling into a good book. You might also find her volunteering her time with younger children and women in her community.