Adrienne Bolden

Degree: Master of Science in Mass Communication

College/School: College of Communication, Architecture + The Arts



Champion of diversity and inclusion.

These are just some of the roles Adrienne Bolden has taken on during her time at FIU.

Graduating with her master’s degree in global strategic communications plus a graduate certificate in conflict resolution and consensus building, Adrienne, an FIU employee, is guided by a personal mantra – “Go where there is no fire and be the flame.”

In the world of public relations, she has led the premier international student group, the Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA), as their inaugural vice president of diversity & inclusion. And during her first PRSSA national event, she and a team of students entered the prestigious “Day-of Competition” sponsored by Edelman, one of the leading PR firms in the world. Her passion, knowledge and skill earned the win and the recognition and praise of top PR industry leaders. 

In the business world, she launched her own company - providing communication consulting services to small businesses.

And in academia, she was awarded the FIU SGA Graduate Scholarship and has been serving as an FIU Wilson Scholar Mentor for three years.

She has served as a spark for change, volunteering for Habitat for Humanity and has motivated audiences by speaking at the Plank Center for Public Relations Diversity and Inclusion Summit.

After graduation, she looks forward to continuing to brighten the world with her flame, contributing to the communications profession as a leader in the area of internal/external communications, engagement, and crisis management.

By CARTA Communications Team
College of Communications, Architecture + The Arts