Andrea believes in the transformative power of education. She served on active duty in the US Navy from 2009 to 2016 as an intelligence officer, and currently serves as a Navy Reservist. She is an expert in the field of security sector reform and bridging civil-military dialogues. She was a founding contributor to the veterans’ news and culture blog Task & Purpose, where she has written extensively about retention, gender, and military culture and policy. Her work has also been featured in the US Naval Institute’s Proceedings, CNAS, Fletcher Forum of World Affairs, Navy Times, War Horse, Business Insider, and various peer-reviewed academic journals. A former Service to School applicant and ambassador, she is a Pat Tillman Scholar and graduate of the University of Chicago (B.A., Hons.), and the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University (MALD). She is a 2018-2019 Non-Resident Fellow at the Modern War Institute at West Point.