Andrea is the Founder of Emerge America. She is also a co-founder of our first affiliate, Emerge California. Andrea is passionate about electing Democratic women to office at every level and is motivated by a life-long commitment to progressive politics and change. She believes strongly that electing more women is a critical part of the progressive solution. Andrea served for 8+ years as Political and Philanthropic Advisor to Susie Tompkins Buell, co-founder of Esprit Clothing and Democratic activist and philanthropist. Prior to moving to the Bay Area, Andrea worked for many years in Washington D.C. as a policy analyst on Capitol Hill and fundraiser for Democratic candidates and committees. Andrea holds a B.A. in Political Science from Tufts University and a M.A. in International History from the London School of Economics. Most recently, Andrea served as the Director of the Northern California office of Human Rights Watch.
Andrea can be reached via email at email@example.com