Andrea grew up in rural Virginia. Her father was a local protestant minister with an open, inclusive mind, and her mother was a global champion for women's rights.
Andrea s a Registered Architect. She graduated cum laude from Virginia Tech with a BArch (Bachelors of Architecture) and a minor in Interior Design. Before graduation, she lived for a year in NYC in a Salvation Army home and worked as an intern architect for a church Headquarters in Harlem. There, she helped develop small, starter churches throughout the United States. Since then, she moved on to project management where she was PM-in-Charge of multiple large-scale, multi-million dollar historic restoration projects, including the iconic Lincoln & Jefferson Memorials on the DC National Mall, and the former Hotel Washington overlooking the White House. Her current day job involves Master Planning.
While managing the Pro-Bono fit-out of "826 DC: The Museum of Unnatural History" - a children's writing tutorial center in DC's Columbia Heights - she met like-minded writers. This experience encouraged her to dust off her old Notion Waves manuscript and began the editing journey.
Andrea currently lives on a 5-acre wooded oasis in northern Virginia with her husband.