Adriana Kertzer is a design entrepreneur, curator, digital product manager, lawyer, and author. A leading expert on the use of references to Brazilian slums in the branding of luxury items, Adriana is the author of Favelization, a book published by the Smithsonian Institution. Adriana has been a featured speaker at the Museo Amparo; Brown University; the Parsons School of Design, the New School; Queens College, City University of New York; General Assembly; the Line; Zona Maco México Arte Contemporáneo; the University of Hong Kong; and Virginia Commonwealth University. She received her BA from Brown University, JD from Georgetown University Law Center, and MA from the Parsons School of Design. Adriana grew up in São Paulo, Brazil, and now lives in New York City with her husband and dog, a Havanese named Cachaça. She is fluent in Portuguese, English, and Italian and is known for having a healthy disregard for impossibility. Follow her on Instagram at @adrianakertzer.