• Andrea was born and raised in Cali, Colombia. She earned a Law Degree from the Universidad San Buenaventura and worked as a lawyer in the private sector. She later earned a master’s degree in Spanish from Middlebury College. Prior to coming to Tuscarora High School, she taught for several years at James Madison University and Clemson University. Andrea is a poet, and her work has been published and awarded in Colombia, Spain, Mexico, Argentina and the United States. She has participated in several conferences and poetry readings. Al lado del trueno (Next to the thunder), her last book of poetry, was recently published and released at the International Book Fair (FILBO) in Bogotá, Colombia.