In addition to working with major banks to increase access to affordable consumer banking accounts and to improve compliance with the Community Reinvestment Act, Andrea also fights against predatory consumer financial products and practices.
Andrea joined CRC after several years as a litigator at Western Center on Law and Poverty, where she enforced affordable and fair housing laws on behalf of extremely low income tenants throughout California. As a former organizer, Andrea also helped lead a statewide coalition of advocates working to identify and end impediments to fair housing across California.
Andrea graduated UCLA School of Law’s Epstein Program in Public Interest Law and Policy where she also completed a Concentration in Critical Race Studies. Prior to attending law school, Andrea was an advocate for affordable housing development and CRA compliance at the Massachusetts Association of Community Development Corporations and at New Jersey Citizen Action.