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Adrienne Berard

Assistant Director for Research, News & Analytics

Phone: 757-221-1925
Email: [[amberard]]
Duties: Serves as lead on research communications and utilizing data analytics to assess impact and reach.
Beat: Anthropology, Applied Science, Biology, CAMS, Center for Archaeological Research, Center for Conservation Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Environmental Science/Keck Lab, Geology, Jefferson Lab/Fermi Lab liaison, Kinesiology, Mathematics, Neuroscience, Physics, Psychological Sciences, and graduate programs in Arts & Sciences.

About Adrienne

Adrienne Berard is a former journalist with a passion for explaining the significance of research to the public. She began her career as a beat reporter for her hometown paper in Northampton, Mass., and went on to work in magazines, television and digital media. 

Her first full-length book “Water Tossing Boulders: How a Family of Chinese Immigrants Led the First Fight to Desegregate Schools in the Jim Crow South” was published in 2016 and won the J. Anthony Lukas "Work in Progress" Award for narrative journalism.

She is a graduate of Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism and has served as the Writer-in-Residence at Delta State University in Mississippi. She and her family manage a 15-acre sheep farm in King & Queen county.