Adia grace weaver
Adia Grace Weaver is a writer, photographer, and filmmaker from central New Jersey. She is a graduate of the Lawrenceville School where she was founder of the Film Society, co-president of WLSR (Lawrenceville School Radio), and senior arts correspondent of L10 News Broadcast. While juggling a rigorous course load and achieving high honors academic standing, Weaver was recognized with a number of awards for her accomplishments in photography, creative writing, and cinematic arts, both on regional and national levels.
Weaver was selected to be part of the NYU Tisch Summer Filmmaker’s Workshop where she studied cinematography and film/video production. At NYU, Adia wrote, directed and edited the award-winning short film, “Alleluia” and she co-directed the video, “Instant Crush” which won the Audience Choice Award.
Weaver is currently an undergraduate student at Princeton University where she is pursuing her interests in visual arts, East Asian studies and entrepreneurship. She was selected as a John C. Bogle ’51 Fellow in Civic Service and pioneered a community-driven summer program on leadership and filmmaking, with an emphasis on refining craft, connections, and care. Due to ongoing demand and interest, Weaver continues to serve as the founding director of the Female Filmmakers Fellowship (FFF) Program, which encourages young women to pursue interests in film, media and technology through experiential activities during the academic year. Weaver also worked as a video associate and was responsible for the production, filming, and editing of content intended to highlight the efforts of Princeton University’s John H. Pace Jr. Center for Civic Engagement. For her outstanding achievements and entrepreneurial innovation, Weaver was selected to be part of the 2018 Silicon Valley TigerTrek.
Weaver has studied Chinese, Japanese, and Spanish and she has traveled extensively throughout the United States, Europe and Asia. In Summer 2018, Weaver was selected to be in the Princeton University Global Seminar program in Kyoto, Japan where she conducted research on consumerism and conservative thought in modern Japanese culture and society. When she is not catching the next flight to somewhere new or working on a script, she loves to read, produce music, and fantasize about a cozy vegan bakery and cafe she dreams of opening one day in her hometown.