Justin Adams,  Senior Messaging Specialist

Justin Adams is deeply passionate about social justice issues and has supported work on a range of progressive issues, campaigns, and organizations over the past 15 years. Most recently, he co-founded Happy Adams B.V., a Netherlands-based communications firm that provides freelance communication services to nonprofit organizations worldwide. 

Prior to Happy Adams, Justin served as a communications officer at the David and Lucile Packard Foundation, one of the world’s largest private family foundations, where he provided communication support to many of the Foundation’s domestic and international grantees. Justin also previously served as a vice president in two public interest communication firms—Spitfire Strategies and Fenton Communications. During his time with these firms he led teams and projects focused on social justice and environmental issues, working with clients to develop and implement their communication and public affairs strategies. In addition, he has provided direct communication support as staff to a number of non-profit organizations across the United States.

Justin lives in The Netherlands with his husband Matt. He holds a BA in politics from Ithaca College in Ithaca, NY and a MA in political management from the Graduate School of Political Management at The George Washington University in Washington, D.C.