Andrea has more than 15 years of experience in strategic planning, communications, and partnership building to target environmental issues such as waste reduction, water conservation, pollution prevention, and transportation. She is a Certified Virginia Master Naturalist and is an enthusiastic volunteer environmental educator at Belvedere Elementary School. She has participated in environmental education professional development and natural resources continuing education. She has a master’s of natural resources with a focus on education and outreach and completed coursework in environmental education program development, curricula, and evaluation.
Initially attracted to the environmental field’s critical thinking and multi-perspective approach, Andrea discovered environmental education in a watershed education course in college. Since then, her experiences as a student, field interpreter, and volunteer educator have reinforced her desire to bring environmental education to students.