Andrea recently joined the Lab as an Education Designer. She has nearly two decades of experience in the field of adult learning as a former TESOL educator and senior learning experience designer, both in the higher education and nonprofit space.
She has worked both internationally and domestically focusing on designing learning experiences for both education providers and employers across a range of learner groups. Prior to joining the Lab, she led the design on a range of projects such as an award-winning multimedia case on educational ethics; a blended, personalized graduate course on how people learn funded by the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative; and the design of a global training ecosystem for the World Mosquito Program, a nonprofit funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, which is committed to reducing the burden of mosquito-borne disease.
Andrea employs a range of design strategies and methods to support the growth, development, and success of learners across a variety of contexts. Currently, she is working on the Community College Growth Engine Fund in collaboration with community college leaders in the design of micro-pathways to increase economic opportunities for new majority learners.
Andrea holds a bachelor’s in Mechanical Engineering and Spanish, and she received her master’s degree in Education, Technology, and Innovation from the Harvard Graduate School of Education.
When she’s not at work, she enjoys running a small community of learning designers, exploring the city looking for the best coffee shops, reading, and watercolor painting.