Born and raised in the Twin Cities, Andra is a graduate of Gustavus Adolphus College, where she earned her BA in Communication Arts and Literature Teaching, sang in the Gustavus Choir, and developed a passion for service through her work as a Phillips Scholar. Her career started in the classroom, teaching 9th and 10th grade English and facilitating mentorship programs for new teachers and new students alike. She has also worked in parks and recreation (training and supervising summer camp programs) and higher education (managing engagement and student employment for admissions).
Andra is a believer in lifelong learning, high-quality system building, and mission-focused work. She believes that WomenVenture’s purpose and vision is essential to building an empowered, equitable community.
Outside of work Andra enjoys finding excellent coffee shops, reading anything and everything, and exploring state parks and trails with her husband. She loves live music, her very cute pets, and spending time with her nieces and nephew.