Andrea loves people and life. She is driven by a desire to challenge inequity and bridge the divisions between people. Born in Chile and transplanted to the suburbs of New York at the age of 8, her boundary crossing experiences began at an early age. Andrea believes in the possibility of community because of her own experiences bridging cultural and socio-economic differences. Andrea began organizing around Latin American issues in college and then shifted her focus from global to local efforts in Roxbury, MA at the Dudley Street Neighborhood Initiative, a multicultural resident-led community-based planning and organizing organization. Andrea delved more deeply into leadership development activities at YouthBuild USA and then IISC. Andrea delivers training, consulting and facilitation services to IISC clients in both Spanish and English. Andrea holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Tufts University and a Master in City Planning from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. When not working, Andrea enjoys dancing, dabbling in jewelry-making and sharing her home with family and friends.