Andrea is a communicator and public servant with diverse experience in public health, human rights, public policy, and education. She is running to represent the Second Ward for the Columbia City Council, with a focus on protecting public health, preserving good-paying jobs, and creating a Columbia where everyone has the opportunity to prosper. Andrea serves as Chair of the Human Rights Commission for Columbia. As a leader on the commission, Andrea worked to broaden Columbia's nationally recognized workplace, fair-housing, and civil-rights ordinances to include contractors. The ordinances led to Columbia earning an all-star rating and a perfect score of 100 points on the Human Rights Campaign's Municipal Equality Index for the past three years.
Andrea is passionate about equity, diversity, and inclusion in the public sector, and prides herself on her commitment to transparency and accountability in all settings. She is a graduate of the Harry S. Truman School of Public Affairs at the University of Missouri and was inducted into Pi Alpha Alpha, a global honor society for public affairs and administration. She is the mother to son Henry, wife to Joseph, and proud owner of four chickens: Sandra, Ruth, Elena, and Sonia.