Meet Our Staff
|DEPUTY DIRECTOR, FELLOWSHIP PROGRAMS|
Andrea is responsible for the strategy and direction of our post-Fellowship support model, which connects Echoing Green Fellows to the support, capital and community they need to continue to make an outsized impact at key inflection points. She has spent the previous ten years of her career building and scaling social innovation in the public sector.
Before joining Echoing Green, Andrea worked at the New York City Housing Authority’s Asset Development Program and the Blue Ridge Foundation, a nationally recognized social innovation fund and incubator, as well as a federal Social Innovation Fund (SIF) grant recipient. At Blue Ridge, Andrea worked with a portfolio of innovative poverty-alleviation organizations, helping them build capacity and solve problems in order to scale. Andrea also worked at the Dodd-Frank created Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) during its stand-up phase, planning the strategy for the Office of Financial Education.
While in business school, Andrea co-founded Money Makes Cents, a community development partnership between welfare-to-work individuals and business school students. For five years prior to business school, Andrea was the director of finance and operations for Let’s Get Ready, a Goldman Sachs funded college-access organization. Andrea sits on the board of Right Rides for Women’s Safety, which advocates and provides safer transportation options for women and LGBT individuals. In her free time, Andrea teaches (at the Athena Center at Barnard College) and writes (for the online magazine Sadie) about personal finance. She has a BA in Philosophy from Barnard College, an MBA from Columbia Business School, and two very fat cats.