Andrea was born and raised in North County, CA and basically grew up on the beach. She completed her undergrad at CSUMB and graduate work at City University in London, England. She has been travelling most of her life around the world but has found herself anchored in Oceanside, CA the past few years, after she bought a sailboat and started racing. Now travelling consists of sailing up and down the California and Baja coast, over to Catalina Island, and the Channel Islands. Most of her free time is spent out on the water or fixing up her boat for the next adventure.