Growing up in Chile, Andrea studied Forestry at the Pontifical Catholic University of Chile. Gender & Development and a Master in Advanced Studies on Human Development are part of her post-graduate studies. Her personal interests have been always related to ecology, education, communication, arts & crafts.
Senda Darwin Foundation in Chiloé, a biological research station in Chile, was the space she learnt hands-on science and the importance of community building. Later she worked for the Chilean Ministry of Education, meeting amazing teachers, scientists and student all over Chile and Latin America.
Since 2011 Andrea lives in Germany, and has worked as a freelancer in education, art and scientific communication projects. She has also ventured in developing cultural journeys with individual artists, kicking-off the creation of Nemesio Antúnez Foundation, a Chilean artist and art communicator.
She has a robust experience in writing and developing European projects, gained at Ecsite, the European Network of Science Centres and Museums in Brussels, Belgium, working with institutions such as La Caixa, Ars Electronica, Science Museum London and De Waag Society. She currently works with EUSEA, the European Science Engagement Association as a project officer, coordinating projects in the field of science communication and education, and with The Big Van Science, a group of scientists and researchers that communicate science with theatrical tools, as International Cooperation Manager.
Andrea has worked with schools and national parks, and has always endorsed the discourses and actions calling for justice, sustainability and equity. Andrea’s family roots are Mapuche from her mother's side, and she has contributed to give voice to different battles that the Mapuche nation has been fighting for decades. In 2013 she produced a short animation about this vision. Her experience with boards is vast. In Chile, she is member of Senda Darwin, AIFBN, the network of foresters that care about native forests and APROT, the Patagonian Professional Network for Tourism.
Since September 2019 Andrea is member of the board for Valley of the Possible.