works for International Programs in Agriculture as the International Extension
Coordinator. In this position she promotes international opportunities for
Purdue extension educators and faculty. She supports project design and
proposal writing, and helps to implement programming. She is also a Purdue
Delegate for the Extension
Disaster Education Network (EDEN); and serves as a member of the
College of Agriculture Diversity Committee.
includes 20 years’ experience working overseas and in Washington DC for
international development organizations. She has designed and led projects
while living in Tajikistan, Colombia, Bulgaria, Peru, and Russia. Her skills
include proposal writing; monitoring and evaluation; project management;
community planning; small business development; primary market research; and
focus group design.
experience and main interests comprise disaster risk reduction and disaster
response (as a member of the Latin American Response Team for Mercy Corps);
gender assessment; child protection; environmentally sustainable development;
social enterprise development; and climate change adaptation.
Andrea has a BA
from UC Berkeley in Slavic Languages; an MA from University of Oregon in
Journalism and Communication (thesis research on communication for
development); and an MBA+ Certificate in Entrepreneurial Leadership from
Portland State University.