Adina joined ISRI as Senior Director for Government Relations and International Affairs in December 2016 and was promoted to Assistant Vice President in 2019. She advocates and creates opportunities for ISRI’s 1,300+ members in global trade by representing the industry in international negotiations, speaking publicly about the benefits of trade to the scrap recycling industry and building coalitions to advance common interests for recyclers.
Prior to ISRI, Adina was Director of Global Government Affairs for Alcoa/Arconic from 2015 to 2016 and International Government Relations Advisor for Shell Oil Company from 2010 to 2015. Based in Washington in both capacities, Adina was instrumental in advising business leaders on trends in U.S. trade and international policy and led industry efforts to advise on the impacts of key global trade agreement negotiations.
Before joining the private sector, Adina served in the U.S. Government’s trade agencies for ten years. From 2006 to 2010, she was Director for South Asia in the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) responsible for developing U.S.-India trade policy and advising on U.S. trade policy matters throughout South Asia. From 2002 to 2006, Adina served as International Trade Specialist in the Office of South Asia at the International Trade Administration in the U.S. Department of Commerce directing U.S. commercial and trade policy in Afghanistan, Pakistan and Bangladesh while also assisting on trade matters with regard to India, Nepal and Sri Lanka. From 2000 to 2002, Adina was a Project Director in the U.S. Commercial Service’s Office of Asia/Pacific at the U.S. Department of Commerce managing Commercial Service operations throughout the Asia/Pacific region.
Adina received her B.A. in International Affairs, with a concentration in East Asian Studies, from The George Washington University, including semesters spent in Nanjing, China, and Santiago, Chile. She also received an M.A. in International Economics and International Law from The Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS). She is proficient in Spanish and Mandarin Chinese and has lived in and traveled to more than 75 countries for business and pleasure. Adina lives in the Washington, DC, area with her husband and 12-year-old daughter.