Adelaide Nalley

Central America Instructor

M.A. Sociology, UCLA; B.A. Sociology (high honors), UC-Berkeley and UC-Santa Cruz

After spending several years in the US working with a range of non-profits, collaborating on numerous HIV/AIDS prevention programs, and educating young adults, Adelaide decided to become familiar with our phenomenal planet. Embarking on a journey that has kept her on the road continuously for the past eight years, Adelaide has been fortunate enough to explore culinary delights, wander through enchanted landscapes, converse with extraordinary individuals, learn about political and personal struggles, and dance wildly to superb (or not-so-superb) live music in over forty countries.

During her wandering, Adelaide took time to settle down in Argentina where she studied circus arts, in Colombia where she monitored US foreign policy and helped Colombian organizations in their struggles for peace and justice, and in the SF Bay Area where she directed a school service learning program and taught in their organic garden. It was there that Adelaide discovered and fell in love with permaculture and natural building, which she has since been studying and teaching throughout the Americas.

Her passions include creative attempts at local and global reform, lifestyles that offer alternatives to mass consumerism, and dancing. This will be Adelaide’s 7th year leading with Dragons. She is a certified Permaculture designer and a Wilderness First Responder.