Adrianna Alicia Matthews is a graduate student in the Drama and Theatre for Youth and Communities program. She is originally from Philadelphia, PA, where she had been working as a theatre and drama teaching artist, actress and playwright over the last three years. Additionally, she worked and crafted a majority of her theatrical experience at the University of Pennsylvania PQ Events Management as a house manager and operations coordinator. Matthews holds a B.A. in Theatre Arts and Performance from Penn State University where she graduated in 2012. She recently decided to study for another year in her craft of playwriting at The University of Arts in Philadelphia for directing, playwriting and production before entering graduate school. She plans to add her own personal experience and growth to the diversity of this campus combining music, playwriting and education in her teaching and learning as she continues to pursue her career as a teaching artist for youth and the university.