Transportation Outreach Coordinator
Andrea joined SRPEDD in 2023 as Transportation Outreach Coordinator. She supports outreach with local officials, advocacy groups, and residents for various transportation planning activities, including Southeastern Massachusetts’ Moving Forward 2050 Regional Transportation Plan, Coordinated Human Services Transportation Plan, Regional Bicycle and Pedestrian Plans, and corridor studies.
Andrea was born and raised in Taunton, MA. While living in the metro Boston area for 7 years without a car, Andrea relied heavily on public transportation and walking and experienced firsthand some of the barriers and dangers of incomplete streets and transportation services. Andrea brings several years of interdisciplinary experience serving underrepresented and underserved communities, including working class immigrant and BIPOC communities. Before joining SRPEDD, she served in several community development roles, including Development Associate and volunteer English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) teacher at The Welcome Project, Policy Intern for Boston City Councilor Lydia Edwards, and workforce development intern at the Somerville Community Corporation. Andrea understands how historic systemic inequities and land use practices have shaped communities and has experience advocating for safe and complete streets and economic opportunity with environmental justice communities in Greater Boston. Her Master’s research focused on fair housing and inclusive real estate development practices.
In her roles at community-based organizations, she has prioritized trust- and relationship- building with diverse constituents and government stakeholders. She has also witnessed how the availability and accessibility of planning information for all community members is crucial to their awareness, participation, and advocacy in decision-making that improves their quality of life. Andrea looks forward to connecting with SRPEDD’s distinct communities to support technical assistance that advances safe, reliable, healthy, and affordable transportation infrastructure for all road users and helps connect all people with employment, living necessities, the natural environment and each other.
Andrea speaks Portuguese and French. She holds a B.A. in Political Science/International Studies and Foreign Languages from Stonehill College and an M.A. in Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning from Tufts University.