Andrea joined Burness in July 2022 as an associate for the global practice, bringing experience in media relations, case management, customer service, research and social strategy. She provides communications support through research, media analysis, strategy and content development and pitches evidence-based stories to news outlets around the world. Her work supports the missions of several clients including the Rights and Resources Initiative and the Ford Foundation and its grantees.
Andrea graduated with honors from Towson University with a B.A. in mass communication and foreign languages, where she was president of Lambda Pi Eta National Communication Association. While at Towson, she spent time studying in Costa Rica and spent a semester as an ambassador in Model UN, where she participated in debates on a number of global issues, including gender equality, climate action and global health.
Prior to joining Burness, Andrea worked at an immigration law firm supporting asylum cases. She also worked for J&L Marketing and Weber Shandwick, where she gained experience in event marketing, media relations and content management.
In her spare time, Andrea enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, dancing and spending time outdoors.