- Director of Training & Learning, YouthActionNet®
- United States
Joel Adriance is the Director of Training & Learning for YouthActionNet®, IYF’s signature initiative promoting youth citizenship and social innovation. In this role, Joel serves as an institutional lead on issues of training and learning on youth social entrepreneurship and leadership, while overseeing the growth and development of 12 national and regional YouthActionNet institutes in Latin America, Spain, and Portugal. Before joining IYF in 2010, Joel worked on international development programs in Latin America and Africa, with a primary focus on promoting youth development, civic participation, and education. His work experience includes management, technical assistance, training, and research roles at organizations such as FHI 360 (US/Nigeria), Peace Corps (Ecuador), and Centro de Investigación y Docencia Económicas (Mexico). Joel was a Reynolds Fellow in Social Entrepreneurship at Harvard’s Center for Public Leadership, and he holds a master's degree from the Harvard Graduate School of Education and a bachelor's degree from the University of Virginia. He is fluent in Spanish and proficient in Portuguese.
- Languages: English, Portuguese, Spanish
- Country of birth United States
- Hobbies: Reading novels