A native of Roseville, Minnesota, Andrea earned her undergraduate degree in Community Health Education from the University of Minnesota-Duluth and returned a couple years later to complete a post-baccalaureate teaching licensure program in secondary education. After a three-year stint teaching in Anchorage, Andrea returned to Minnesota to complete her M.S. in school counseling. Upon completion of her degree, Andrea and her husband moved to Fairbanks and are both currently employed at UAF. Andrea now oversees the academic advising of the Alaska Nanooks student-athletes.
In her spare time Andrea likes to stay active by trying to keep up with her son, golfing, playing softball, camping, traveling and attending as many Nanooks sporting events as possible. Rumor has it you might even catch a glimpse of “The Schmidt Show” throwing her weight around the roller derby track now and then.