Adria is a former political assistant, who met and fell in love with her husband in Washington, DC. (It was his laugh that lured her in.) They moved back home to Connecticut to raise their family. She credits her two daughters, Gabriella and Francesca, for inspiring her and teaching her that sometimes less is truly more, and buying cupcakes instead of always making them is perfectly fine. As the Director of Development & Communications for Chrysalis Center in Hartford, Adria loves bringing philanthropy and awareness to this wonderful nonprofit which helps individuals living in poverty who are struggling with mental health, addiction, HIV/AIDS, those returning from incarceration and homelessness. In addition to her girls and her husband's laugh, she loves her crazy Italian family, her girlfriends, and a really dirty martini. Her mantra: Be Kind and Make a Difference.