About ♥

Adreanna is a Native American/Chicana artist based in San Francisco, CA and Berlin, Germany.  As a storyteller, her research, writing, and filmmaking revolve around issues of social/climate justice for indigenous communities, as well as feminist stories. 

She has directed and produced her first short documentary film about female pastoralists from the Maasia tribe who document the impact of climate change through the use of participatory photography.  Adreanna holds a M.A. in Visual Anthropology from San Francisco State University and a Graduate Certificate in Documentary Studies from the Maine College of Art in Portland, Maine.


Salt Graduate Certificate in Documentary Studies

Maine College of Art

Graduation: May 2019

Master of Arts, Visual Anthropology 

San Francisco State University

Graduation: May 2018

Bachelor of Arts, History

University of the Pacific

Graduation: May 2010

Awards & Scholarship

Salt Fellow (2019)

Salt Institute for Documentary Studies at Maine College of Art

Jean Rouch Award (2018)

Society for Visual Anthropology Film and Media Festival

Jay P. Young Department Excellence Award (2018) 

San Francisco State University

Standing Rock Sioux Tribal Scholarship (2015-2018)

Standing Rock Tribal Education

Abroad Experience

Lobéké National Park, Cameroon

Visual Anthropologist (Centre for Rural Development SLE) - August 2018 - November 2018 Conduct fieldwork and film the indigenous Baka community utilizing various visual research methods (photovoice & theatre of the oppressed).

Arusha, Tanzania 

Visual Anthropologist (Oikos: Investing in Maasai Women) - Summer 2017 - Spring 2018
Executed a visual project from concept to completion that examines how Tanzanian female pastoralists see the impacts of climate change through participatory photography.

South America & Europe

Freelance Photographer - Spring - Summer 2015
Traveled for six months throughout Europe and South America, trading my skills as a photographer for food, shelter, and good conversations.

Accra, Ghana

Brigader (Global Medical Brigades) San Jose State University - June 2014

Tegucigalpa, Honduras

Chapter President (Global Medical Brigades) San Joaquin Delta College - August 2012

Brigader (Global Medical Brigades) San Jose State University - June 2011