Prior to joining the IFA team in November 2019, Andra worked with a variety of stakeholders in the field of healthcare. At the Canadian Blood Services, she coordinated volunteers, community groups, corporate stakeholders, and engaged with several media platforms to increase local engagement of donors. Most recently, Andra worked with the governance team of the Central Local Health Integration Network during the health system transformation, to action government directives and support organizational change.
She completed a Masters of Science in Global Health in 2016, based at Maastricht University, in the Netherlands, and with fieldwork in Thailand and India. During these practicums Andra coordinated both in-person and web-based teams to lead a variety of strategic program development projects utilizing quantitative and qualitative research methods. She is passionate about the IFA’s work in addressing inequalities to better the lives of older persons.
In her free time, Andra takes Latin dance classes at a studio where she is also a volunteer assistant. She also enjoys being outdoors with her 2 dogs, Maya and Loca.