Andrea Zimmermann is the Senior Associate for Member Engagement and Leadership Development at Advance CTE. She is responsible for coordinating outreach and engagement with Advance CTE members, ensuring the organization is anticipating and meeting members’ needs, and helping to advance the organization's goals. Before joining Advance CTE in April 2014, Andrea worked in the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Career, Technical and Adult Education and Office of Postsecondary Education. She also served three years as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Ukraine, where she taught English at a teacher’s college and developed education and youth leadership programs.
An Illinois native, Andrea earned her master’s degree in Public Affairs Reporting from the University of Illinois-Springfield and her bachelor’s in Journalism from Southern Illinois University.