Andrea is the creator and curator behind the Butterfly Project. She is a self-taught artist and peer mental health and community advocate. Andrea understands the power of art when living with PTSD. She uses art to heal and wants to give back the gift that was given to her. Andrea started her career as a volunteer teacher's assistant with Learning Leaders. She then worked for the NYC Department of Education as a school aid. She also worked with the NYC Department of Community Youth and Development with Young Achievers. Now, she lives in New York City with her family.