Andrea earned her BS in Foreign Service from Georgetown University, an MS in Environmental Science from University of California, Santa Barbara, and an MBA from Harvard Business School. She began her career at Morgan Stanley in New York and Hong Kong, focusing on raising money for governments and companies in Asia. Subsequently, she helped create and grow the environmental portfolio of Vulcan, the operating company of Microsoft-cofounder Paul Allen. After graduating from business school, she worked in business development at TheGreenOffice.com, a green-focused online retail startup, and as Head of the US office at StepOne Ventures, which helps European technology companies expand their operations to the US. In her spare time, Andrea is avidly following the trials and tribulations of Spirit, the Mars Rover, which is currently stuck in a Martian sand trap.