Andrea joined NUWAY Saint Paul in August 2022 as a counselor where she supports individuals in the Twin Cities Metro. Andrea has worked in the public service sector for over 15 years in roles spanning healthcare, public safety and education. Her commitment to cultivating safe spaces for individuals of all ages and in varying storages of life enables her to holistically explore their needs, support their growth, and equip them with the tools and strategies necessary to overcome their barriers. Andrea is a medical assistant, holds an A.S. in Law Enforcement and, a B.S. in Alcohol and Drug Counseling from Metropolitan State University. She is lifelong resident of Saint Paul, MN where she resides with her two children. In her downtime she enjoys trying new foods, music and vacationing near the ocean.