We are thrilled to welcome Andrea Van Hagen to the CommuniCare team! Andrea grew up in Carbondale, Colorado, but has lived in the Pacific Northwest ever since coming here to attend college at Willamette University. Prior to CommuniCare, she spent fourteen years as a middle and high school English teacher and thinks reading, writing, and teenagers are an excellent combination. She also has experience in nonprofit work, raising funds for micro-credit programs and helping to compile and file legal briefs to protect Oregon’s land-use planning system.
Andrea enjoys gardening, camping, running, spending time with her family, and playing the ukulele in her spare time. She is also a perennial student, and loves to keep learning about history and humanity. She can’t wait to get to know more about the CommuniCare program and this year’s grantmakers!