Andrea (she/her/elle) is an experienced project coordinator, researcher and educator with a passion for advancing women’s and human rights. At the Canadian Centre for Gender and Sexual Diversity, she is currently working as the Evaluations and Grant Coordinator. In this role, she is developing evaluation strategies and grant applications for the organization. Previously, she was responsible for organizing and facilitating queer history forums across the country to raise awareness about the milestones that have shaped the 2SLGBTQ+ community as it exists today in Canada.
Andrea comes from Czechia, a small country in Central Europe with a rich history of resistance towards dominant groups, including the Austro-Hungarian Empire, Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union. She was born into promising times, when the fall of the Berlin Wall was to symbolize the end of the Cold War. Given these circumstances, Andrea has had the opportunity and privilege to study in different universities in Europe and Canada and research how power operates in culturally and historically specific contexts. Andrea has a doctorate in Feminist and Gender Studies and loves to engage diverse folks in critical discussions leading to change. With a commitment to community development, she also serves as a member of the Board of Directors in a couple of other non-profits in Ottawa. In her free time, you can find her doing yoga, reading a rad queer feminist novel or learning something new.
Andrea will always remind you that queers of all ethnicities, ages, shapes and sizes are fabulous and that the revolution is on its way.
Let’s do it together!