Adrianna Samaniego is currently an MBA candidate at Columbia Business School. Previously, she served as Co-founder & Co-CEO at Area 120 Google’s Startup Incubator. In this role, she led a team to rapidly build and launch a new product with a mission of empowering minority and women-owned/led businesses to unlock untapped economic potential for their businesses and community. Adrianna formerly led and created Google's Global Supplier Diversity Program that created over $1B in opportunities for diverse-owned businesses. Adrianna grasped this intersection of business and societal impact in her first year at Google when she co-founded HOLA – Google’s Hispanic Employee Resource Group. Prior to joining Google, Adrianna worked at Goldman Sachs as an Analyst in the Finance division.
Adrianna is a founding member of the Latino Community Foundation Latinx LGBTQ+ Giving Circle, Advisory Council for Hispanic Scholarship Fund, and Founder of the Monchi Titlist Scholarship.
Adrianna was born and raised in the small border town of Douglas, Arizona. At age fifteen she relocated to Buford, Georgia, and eventually attended the University of Georgia, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in Business Finance. An Innovator, Philanthropist, Social Entrepreneur, and Investor. Adrianna is an advocate of social change through technology, education, and entrepreneurship.