In 2013, Andrea started paying frequent visits to the North, and after tobogganing, watching the aurora, and meeting great influencers in the North all in the same week, she knew she had to come back. Andrea moved from Vancouver to Yellowknife in 2014 and she feels she’s found little pieces of every province and territory in one small place, which makes Yellowknife the biggest and richest city she’s lived in to date.
Having lived in 4 countries and 8 cities, Andrea brings a wealth of knowledge and passion for multiculturalism and a diversity of perspectives. She’s learned from experience that one size doesn’t necessarily fit all and she enjoys getting to know her clients and speaking their language in order to find the best solution together.
Andrea enjoys organizing information in a way that makes sense to the audience: whether that's on paper, in a speech or through digital or printed visuals. She keeps an array of different tools in her toolbox to address every task, ranging from communications planning and copywriting, to graphic design, facilitation, social media and event planning. Andrea is also bilingual (her first language is Spanish) and she would like to keep adding more languages to the list. French and Italian might be up next.
Andrea graduated with distinction with a Bachelor of Arts in Communications and a Minor in Dialogue from Simon Fraser University, in British Columbia. She also obtained a Certificate of Professional Development for Public Dialogue from the BC Population Prosperity Initiative, and gained an Award of Merit from the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) for her Media Outreach and Communications Plan for the Venezuelan Canadian Society of BC (VCSBC). Andrea has a background working in public communications with the government, broadcast media, and community engagement with non-profit organizations, and she understands the tangible impacts that positive relationships can have.
When she’s not busy working with her fellow Taiters on various exciting and challenging projects, you can find her enjoying the local cuisine, practicing Latin dance and belly dance, participating in local events, and tweeting/posting her journey to feature her new home.