April Adams

april picApril Adams has a background in community engagement, organizational management and art program administration. As a youth advocate in the non-profit sector, her work centered around strengthening community support networks for young people by collaborating with diverse community partners including visual and performing artists, extreme sports athletes, educators, parents, art and human services organizations, government agencies and local businesses. Using art and extreme sports as vehicles for transformation, she co-created programs designed to engage young people, support their development and contribute to their success. As an organizer and arts advocate, April contributed to the development of the creative economy in our city by curating and coordinating youth-oriented public art projects, programs, installations and events including: The Quantum Bridge Mural on Dr. Martin Luther King Blvd; Consumption, a sculpture made out of recycled materials for the ABQ BioPark; and Hip Hop Culture Day at Expo New Mexico. She graduated from the University of New Mexico with a degree in Broadcast Journalism in 2010. Ms. Adams can be reached at aadams01@unm.edu.