Andrea is fueled by her passion for helping student-athletes excel off the field and first-hand experiences seeing the impact sports can have on the lives of others.
She received her BS in Recreational Therapy from the University of Toledo in 2015 and a MS in Sport Administration from Mississippi State University while embarking on her professional career as a graduate assistant in Athletic Academics at Mississippi State University. After completing her graduate degree in 2017, she started at the University of New Mexico as an athletic academic advisor working with football, softball, and women’s golf before transitioning to an academic advisor in the Anderson School of Management at the University of New Mexico in 2020. Prior to joining Uplifting Athletes, Andrea worked for BetterHelp as a Therapist Onboarding Specialist.
While at New Mexico, Andrea lost two of her student-athletes to suicide and that changed her perspective on life and what was important. She wanted to do more to make a change in the world, so she started a scholarship fund at the University of New Mexico and Mississippi State University called Tomorrow Needs You. Andrea resides in Louisiana just outside of New Orleans with her dog Harley.
Andrea serves the rare disease community as Uplifting Athletes’ Chapter Success Manager.