Andrea is a native of Meridian, MS but has lived in the Tacoma, WA area for nearly 4 years. She has been a Career Development Specialist at The University of Washington, Tacoma Campus for a year and a half and greatly enjoys working for a campus that embraces diversity and first generation students. Prior to coming to UW Tacoma, she worked on Ft. Lewis for nearly 3 years with the Service Member for Life Transition Assistance program and the nationally recognized Camo2Commerce Grant. She also has a background in human resources, administration and is an Air Force Veteran. She holds a B.A. in Human Resources and an M.A. in Education with a Specialization in Family and Community Services. Her husband of 20 years, Michael is active duty Air Force and they have two sons, Austin and Corey.