Adam grew up in Los Angeles, where he attended Brentwood High School and was a member of the Stephen S. Wise Temple. He studied History and Creative Writing at UWMadison, and was the Social Chair of the ZBT Fraternity. After graduating in 2015, he moved to Chicago and began a five-year advertising job at Tribune Publishing, where he also served as the inaugural chair of the TribPub Pride Committee. Ever since he first heard about the LEADS program from a friend, he has participated in numerous YLD and YLD Pride programs. After several years of serving on the YLD Pride Board, he became its Chair in 2021. He also started working at the Los Angeles-based Motion Picture Corporation of American this past January, where he did an internship in college.