Adrien A. Weibgen

Policy Advocate and Racial Equity Consultant in New York

Adrien A. Weibgen

Policy Advocate and Racial Equity Consultant in New York

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Adrien is a racial justice policy advocate based in New York City. They believe strongly that those closest to the problems must be leaders in generating solutions, and are committed to supporting directly impacted community members and organizers in their fight to achieve a more equitable city where everyone can thrive.

Most recently, Adrien served as the Director of Housing & Community Development Policy at the Association for Neighborhood & Housing Development, where they led ANHD’s work around affordable housing beyond rent stabilization, including public housing. Prior to ANHD, Adrien was a founder of, and staff attorney in, the Equitable Neighborhoods practice of the Community Development Project (now TakeRoot Justice). Adrien previously worked in the American Civil Liberties Union Racial Justice Program, where their work focused on school segregation and school-to-prison pipeline issues, and at the Center for Social Inclusion (now Race Forward).

Adrien’s work has been published in The Yale Law Journal and The New York Daily News and featured in City Limits, City & State, Teen Vogue and The New York Times, which called their post-Sandy relief effort in Coney Island "better organized than the City." Adrien is a 2018 NextCity Vanguard, a professionally trained mediator, and a graduate of the Advocacy Institute’s inaugural Educator Pipeline. A first-generation American born and raised in the NYC area, Adrien lives in Flatbush, Brooklyn and is a graduate of Yale Law School and Wesleyan University.

  • Education
    • Yale Law School
    • Wesleyan University
Testimonials
Adrien has been an invaluable asset to our work advancing racial equity in land use policy. Their passion, insight and research skills have helped our [coalition] create detailed policy proposals and build a strong narrative to advance them in the city. They are always so quick to respond with incredibly thorough and detailed research as well as deftly walk through the implications of each of the policy options in a way that makes them accessible to individuals at varying levels of expertise.
Alex Fennell, Network Director, Churches United for Fair Housing
Adrien exhibits an extraordinarily high level of principled and strategic leadership that has been an asset to many of our movement spaces throughout NYC. Critical to this work, however, Adrien's orientation and management approach has reflected a deep commitment to the development of others, including those they supervise and partner with while putting grassroots leadership at the center.
Sandra Lobo, Executive Director, Northwest Bx Community & Clergy Coalition
Adrien brings a brilliant legal and analytical mind to exhaustive policy research and policy innovation. Adrien also excels on teams and in coalition - a true collaborator you want to have on your side!
David Tipson, Executive Director, New York Appleseed