Prior to joining Global Health Strategies, Andrea was a member of the UN's Ebola Team, where she helped to establish new protocols, training and evaluation methods to ensure the safety of UN staff during the wake of this public health epidemic.
Andrea graduated from Georgetown University with a B.S. in Biology of Global Health. As an undergraduate, she worked in a biochemistry lab exploring genome stability and maintenance. Outside of the classroom she explored the intersection between science and public health, volunteering at clinics in inner city Boston and rural Botswana, developing an app to change behaviors regarding HIV among teens in South Africa and lobbying in Congress to combat America’s widening doctor shortage. During college, she was deeply committed to education, serving as tutor, mentor and advocate for disadvantaged students in DC. This passion led her to teach English abroad with Learning Enterprises, a student-led non-profit where she later served as a member of the Team of Directors. Andrea also interned for Global Links, a medical relief and development organization, where she conducted research on the health infrastructure of various Sub-Saharan nations, identifying obstacles that the organization would face upon expansion into the region. In her free time, Andrea loves rock climbing, reading and listening to live music.