Andrea joined the Foreign Service in 1996 and holds the rank of Counselor. She is currently the Deputy Chief of Mission at Embassy Ashgabat. She has served consular tours in Buenos Aires and Copenhagen, and political tours in Havana, Tegucigalpa, Moscow and Dhaka. She has also served domestically at the State Department’s Operations Center, El Salvador desk, the Board of Examiners, and as Political Counselor to the U.S. Organization of American States.
Andrea is originally from Minnesota and holds a B.S. in Political Science from Barry University and a M.A. in Latin American Studies from Tulane University. She is married and has two daughters. She speaks Spanish and Russian.