As a member of the Operations team, Andrea helps keep the office running smoothly by supporting team members and the organizational needs of the office.
Andrea has previously worked in the nonprofit field, specifically with Erie Neighborhood House, as a coordinator where she supported the rollout of the GoCPS High School Common application process. Prior to working at The Fund, Andrea worked at the Chicago Public Schools supporting Network 8’s Southwest side Elementary schools for three years. While working at Network 8, she supported the Chief of Schools, alongside all 24 school Principals, Assistant Principals, Network staff, parents, and school clerks. Working with school principals gave Andrea the opportunity to see firsthand the importance of supporting educators, which led her to now work and support The Fund’s vision and mission.
Andrea graduated from Dominican University with a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology and Women and Gender Studies. She hopes to be a social worker one day. Andrea has a passion for social justice and is an active advocate for the community. She is part of Erie Neighborhood House’s T.E.A.M program, where she mentors an elementary school student and is also a Transitional Youth Leader where she mentors and supports undocumented high school students. She lives in Chicago’s Pilsen neighborhood where she enjoys the culture and art all around. Outside of work, Andrea enjoys going to the gym and lifting weights, going to concerts, and hanging out with family and friends.