Andrea brings extensive design and education experience to Education Design Lab as an Education Designer. She has worked on developing micro-pathways with the Community College Growth Engine, design sprints with Alamo College and Strayer University, and is now focusing on the Lab’s AI strategy and employer engagement work.
Prior to joining the Lab, Andrea has worked both internationally and domestically focusing on designing learning experiences for both education providers and employers across a range of learner groups. 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.
She is excited to join the Lab because of its focus on human and equity-centered design to solve wicked problems at the intersection of higher education and workforce development.
HOMETOWN: Austin, Texas
BACHELOR’S: Bachelor’s in Mechanical Engineering and Spanish, Washington University
MASTER’S: EdM, Harvard Graduate School of Education
FAVORITE QUOTE: “Normality is a paved road. It’s comfortable to walk on, but no flowers grow there“.
WHEN I’M NOT AT WORK I’M… exploring the city looking for the best coffee shops, traveling, and watercolor painting.