Andrea graduated from The University of Texas at Arlington with a Bachelors in Psychology and a Minor in Biology. There she helped establish a chapter of PSI CHI, psychology honors, before moving on to be accepted by their Social Work graduate program. Andrea successfully graduated with a 4.0 GPA with her Masters where she focused on cognitive behavioral therapy and its effects on substance abuse addiction and certain mental health challenges. She continues to further her education and licensing to better reach affected populations within her community.
Andrea was working in a large residential inpatient facility which dealt with mental health and addiction when she heard Danny Andino’s story. She was intrinsically drawn to his passion and drive to assist those who needed help fighting their addiction. Andrea joined ARISE and brought with her the knowledge and empathy to help their clients start a new and healthy life down the path of sobriety.