Adam Salberg

[email protected]917.719.0180

i am a non-profit consultant specializing in research and grant-writing, with a primary focus on the intersection between women's empowerment and climate change adaptation. i am also an off-broadway sound designer and sometimes photographer.
based in new york, frequently elsewhere.

Work Experience

iDE 2/15 - Ongoing

Consultant • Nepal, Bangladesh

  • Developing grant proposals for international donors including USAID, DFID, the European Commission
  • Project design and scoping
  • Training local staff
  • Developing disaster readiness and response protocols

Disaster Response Coordinator • Nepal

  • Leading disaster response effort
  • Coordinating with multiple foreign and domestic teams, engaging with UN Cluster Groups

Theatre [various] 5/10 - Present

Sound Designer/Engineer/Teacher • New York, etc

  • Multiple off-broadway and regional design credits
  • Visiting artist and honorary member of the Yale Dramatic Association
  • For more info, visit

Gramercy Consultants 4/13 - 12/13

Manager • New York, NY

  • Developing new areas for business growth
  • Drafting proposals and cost projections for potential clients
  • Project management for evolving portfolio of iOS, Android, and web apps


New York Cares 1/13 - 4/13

Disaster Response Project Manager • New York, NY

  • Developed high-impact volunteer opportunities to assist with Hurricane Sandy disaster relief
  • Drafted protocols for identifying, recruiting, and training new volunteer leadership
  • Managed day-to-day needs for ongoing field operations

WomensTrust MFI 12/11 - 3/12

Analyst/Consultant • Accra, Ghana

  • Performed research and analysis on microfinance loan portfolio and market, drafted proposals for new programs
  • Designed modules for Monitoring and Evaluation
  • Provided database management and architecture

Gramercy Consultants 9/10 - 4/11

Associate • New York, NY

  • Designed apps for Android and iOS, created marketing packages for clients
  • Coordinated work across multiple departments, ensured timely delivery of products

Barnes & Noble 10/10 - 1/11

Consultant • New York, NY

  • Pre-release Nook Color tablet development team
  • Designed and programmed interactive children's e-books
  • Beta testing of device UI/UX

Eric Gioia for Public Advocate 4/09 - 9/09

Director of New Media • New York, NY

  • Created content to disseminate candidate's message via Internet and social networks
  • Engineered doubling of candidate's online base, led field in online supporters (Twitter/Facebook, PageRank)
  • Helped bring in record-setting $2 million+ in campaign contributions

Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) 1/09 - 5/09

Research Intern/Consultant • New York, NY

  • Prepared briefings and talking points for the office of former President Clinton
  • Drafted strategic memos for executive review
  • Performed research for best practice case studies, marketing, membership recruitment

Hillary Clinton for President 12/08 - 1/09

Field Organizer • Las Vegas, NV

  • Conducted voter registration and outreach
  • Succesfully recruited multiple precinct captains for 2008 Nevada State Democratic Caucus



Tufts University/Friedman School of Nutrition

Master of Arts in Humanitarian Assistance

Fordham University

B.A., International Aid and Development

Research Experience

  • Emergency Disaster Response and Special Populations
  • Gender Equality and Food Security in Nepal
  • Climate Change Adaptation and Disaster Risk Reduction [Baccalaureate Thesis; Guest Lecturer: Fordham University, Clinton Global Initiative]
  • Humanitarian Intervention in Disaster and Post-Conflict Zones [Guest Lecturer: Fordham University]
  • Corporate Social Responsibility / Sustainability
  • Design and Engineering for Theatre [Visiting Artist: Yale University]


  • Web [HTML, CSS, PHP, SQL, JS/jQuery];
  • Graphic Design [Adobe CS];
  • Video Editing [Final Cut Pro, iMovie, Motion, Color];
  • Published Photographer [Adobe CS, Lightroom, Color Correction, Retouching];
  • Music Recording/Composition/Production [Pro Tools, Logic Pro, Ableton Live];
  • Drafting [AutoCAD, Vectorworks, SketchUp, pencil and paper];
  • CRM/CMS [Raiser's Edge, Salesforce, Constant Contact, Wordpress];
  • NYS Certified Emergency Medical Technician [Recipient NYCDOH/MRC Exemplary Responder Award - 2013];
  • World Class Ice Cream Chef;


  • Hebrew, French [limited working proficiency]
  • Spanish, Arabic, Nepali [elementary working proficiency]

click here to download a pdf of my cv.