Adrena Ifill is an adjunct professor of Film and Media Arts. She has over 18 years experience in marketing, public relations and documentary video production. In 2002, she founded DoubleBack Productions, LLC (www.doublebackproductions.com
) due in part to the inspiration and enthusiasm for history passed down to Ms. Ifill by her parents. DoubleBack Productions, manages and consults with cultural and history projects utilizing the benefits of technology to restore and preserve less widely known events in the history of the African Diaspora. Its mission is to inform, preserve and provoke discourse across the globe.
As a consultant, Ms. Ifill managed the creation of Avoice, the virtual library project of the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation. She directs its development, strategic partnerships and digitization. (www.avoiceonline.org
As a filmmaker, Ms. Ifill produced and directed a historical documentary chronicling the life and achievements of Congressman Robert Smalls, formerly enslaved in South Carolina, who served in the US Congress for five terms during the Reconstruction era. (Best documentary award, Arizona Black Film Showcase, 2007)
A graduate of the competitive Documentary Center of George Washington University in Washington, D.C., Ms. Ifill also holds an M.B.A from Howard University and B.A. from Williams College in Massachusetts. She is a former board member of the Humanities Council of Washington, DC. In addition, she serves on the Alumnae Board of Holton-Arms School in Maryland.