Andrea was born and raised in San Luis Obispo County. After high school, she moved to the East Coast where she earned her B.A. from Colby College in Maine. Her first experience working for a food bank included a year as a VISTA Americorps volunteer at the Oregon Food Bank in 2000. She taught nutrition education in Oregon and New Mexico before returning to the Central Coast and joining the SLO Food Bank team in 2013. She continues to be grateful for the opportunity to work alongside staff and volunteers dedicated to the belief that everyone should have access to nutritious food. Outside of work she enjoys spending time with her husband and two children.