Andrea is an Apparel Designer and an Assistant Professor at Utah State University in the Outdoor Product Design and Development Program. She spent the last 12 years designing technical outerwear for Columbia Sportswear Company, and creating sustainable apparel lines for Prana.
Early in her career, Andrea noticed the impact of positive and negative leadership and team dynamics on companies she worked for and the people she worked with. Out of these experiences, Andrea’s passion for teaching and and supporting creative people and teams was born. She is now focusing her career on higher education to empower the next generation of outdoor leaders and product creators.