Andrea earned her Bachelor’s degree in Human Relations in 2011 from Doane University in Crete, NE. She started her career in social work 10 years ago working for various non-profit agencies, focusing on working with clients with developmental disabilities. She then worked at the Beatrice State Developmental Center for 6 years as an interdisciplinary team leader. Andrea graduated with her Master’s degree in Social Work from the University of Nevada, Reno in 2020. In 2018, Andrea became the Director of Community Based Group Homes where she is responsible for supervising and directing staff, and managing the welfare of intellectually and/or developmentally disabled individuals.