Andrea graduated from the University of Nebraska at Omaha with a bachelor’s degree in International Relations. She began her career in higher education assisting with international student admissions at Iowa Western Community College (IWCC). She moved into an advising role at IWCC in 2012. In 2013, she began working at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in the Biological Systems Engineering Department as the Advising and Recruiting Coordinator and began her master’s degree in Educational Administration. She has spent a year living abroad in India, studying both the culture and language. She encourages students to study abroad during college, as it is a great opportunity to grow personally and professionally.