Andrea was raised in the High Desert until she moved to Santa
Barbara where she attended UCSB and obtained a B.A. in Global Studies
with a minor in Latin American and Iberian Studies. While at UCSB, she
had the opportunity to live and study in Paris, France and London,
England to learn about the U.S.’ global relations and policies with
the E.U. and U.K., from a European perspective.
During her time in London, she volunteered at the Islington Law
Centre assisting community members with their housing and welfare
benefit needs. After graduation, she spent 5 years working as a
Paralegal at an employment law firm representing plaintiffs and labor unions.
She recently graduated with her Masters in Public Policy from UC
Riverside, where she focused on environmental, housing, and women’s