Andrea first joined yli as a youth participant in Community Action Model (CAM), advocating for minimum price laws and price promotion in San Francisco. She later became the program intern where she continued to uplift Bay Area youth with her commentary and passions for organizing. She now joins us as a Program Coordinator for Healthy Online Platform for Everyone (H.O.P.E.) Coalition, organizing to hold social media accountable for the messages we receive online.
Andrea also led the Youth Civic Empowerment Training Series with Mary Bier from Daly City Youth Health Center where youth leaders learned how to engage with their local community. She recruited youth from the program to form the Youth Advocates Program, which aimed to understand the quality of sex education curriculum and resources across San Mateo County.
Andrea graduated from San Francisco State University, receiving a bachelors in Latino/a Studies and Race and Resistance under the Ethnic Studies Department. She hopes to create a healthy community space filled with history and resources to assist the activists of today.