Andrea is a native Arkansan who has been in Northwest Arkansas for 16 years. Like so many others Andrea came here to attend college and fell in love with the area. Serving marginalized communities and a passion for social justice lead her to the Ozark Literacy Council board of directors. Andrea has a bachelors in Communication with a minor in Broadcast Journalism as well as a Masters in Rehabilitation Counseling. Andrea has a background in advocacy for domestic violence and sexual assault survivors. Andrea is the current Director of Vocational Services for Arkansas Support Network and enjoys helping others pursue their career goals. Literacy plays a strong role in the pursuit of those dreams which is why she is honored to serve on the Ozark Literacy Council board. Andrea previously volunteered for the Northwest Arkansas Equality Center where she developed and co-chaired the NWA HOPE program, which offered education to the community regarding HIV/AIDS as well as free testing.
When she is not at work she can usually be found at an art museum or attending a concert with her best friend and partner in crime. Andrea enjoys good books, hard work, wine, and sarcasm.