Andrea has a Masters of Public Administration and National Certification in Nonprofit Management, as well as a B.A. in Mexican American Studies with a concentration in Literature, from the University of Texas at San Antonio. She currently serves as the Executive Director of The Martinez Street Women’s Center, a 20-year-old organization with roots in the East Side of San Antonio. Previously, she led the MSWC Girl Zone Program until December of 2015. Prior to, Andrea enjoyed a short but fulfilling career in music that eventually led her back to San Antonio and family. Although not an S.A. native, she now considers S.A. home, and so has lent a hand in several issues and movements she cares about, including as a member and then volunteer Chair of C.A.U.S.A. (Community Alliance of a United San Antonio), volunteer for the San Antonio Women’s March, and Steering Committee and Working group member for Excel Beyond the Bell. She currently serves as a new member of The Media Justice Board, Steering Committee member of the Digital Inclusion Alliance of San Antonio, and is a member of The Executive Committee for The Women and Girls Development Fund of The San Antonio Area Foundation. Recently, she was awarded The Pride Center’s 2019 Icon Award for Leadership in the LGBT community.


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