MPA Fellows, Class of 2023
Deputy Commissioner, CT Department of Consumer Protection
Andréa serves as the Deputy Commissioner with the Connecticut Department of Consumer Protection. She previously served as the Chief External Affairs Officer for the CT Paid Leave Authority, where she leads the agency’s outreach and engagement efforts. Previously, she has worked in communications, strategic planning and development efforts for government and nonprofit entities.
Andréa served as an elected member of the Hartford Board of Education, and an appointed State Board of Education member, where she pushed for transparency in school suspension and expulsion rates. She currently serves as Chair of the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving’s Greater Together Advisory Committee, as Vice Chair of Five Frogs, and on the board of the Hartford Public Library.
Andréa has a BA in journalism from SUNY Buffalo State and is an Aspen Executive Leadership alum. She was an inaugural recipient of the 100 New England Women of Color award and has been recognized by the CT Commission on Children, YMCA, Urban League of Greater Hartford and the CT NAACP.