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Andrea is the Co-Founder and Executive Director of Propeller, a social innovation incubator in New Orleans focused on systemic increasing equity in the systems of food, water, health, and education.

Propeller has accelerated new ventures that have generated over $86mm in revenues and financing in since 2011.  Successes include the Healthy School Food Collaborative, which has brought healthy school meals to 43% of New Orleans public schools.  Propeller’s 10,000 s.f. Propeller Incubator facility is now home to over 100 socially minded companies and 50 individuals.  Andrea was named “40 Under 40” by Gambit Magazine, 2014 Aspen Institute Scholar, 2014 BALLE Fellow, 2014 Norman C. Francis Institute Fellow, and 2010 City Business Women of the Year. She was named to the list of recognition in The Chronicle of Philanthropy's 2017 list of Influencers Quietly Changing the Nonprofit World.She completed her B.A. at Stanford University and M.Ed. at NO and Harvard Graduate School of Education.

Propeller’s accelerator programs help entrepreneurs get the resources and mentorship they need to launch and grow their ideas, startups, businesses or nonprofits. They support entrepreneurs need at every stage of development – from launching an early-stage startup to expanding an established business.

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