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Andrea currently works at the Rockefeller Foundation on the Innovative Finance portfolio, specifically focusing on harnessing finance to mobilize private capital for social and environmental outcomes. These new innovative finance solutions range from new investment vehicles, market opportunities or partnership models. The innovation portfolio uses a venture philanthropy model and Andrea supports the sourcing and diligencing of new financing solutions.

In her early career, Andrea was an Operations Manager in the Athletics Department at the University of British Columbia, one of the largest in Canada with over fifty thousand enrolled students. Her focus on student learning outcomes led her to an invitation to a task force organized by the President’s council and her training and hiring processes were integrated into other programs. During her time, she also identified new revenue streams and collaborated with the Finance Department on new forecasting models for the department.

Andrea moved to the United States in 2014 and enrolled in a Masters of Business Administration program at the University of Virginia focusing on Investment Banking and Corporate Finance. During her time, she developed a pay for success model aimed at improving HIV patient outcomes in Washington D.C. Elements of the patient-centric approach have been adopted by several organizations in the design of similar models.

Andrea holds an MBA from the University of Virginia’s Darden Business School and a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of British Columbia.

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