Andrea (Jaad ahl’ K_iiganga), is from the Dadens Yahgu laanas Raven Clan, Haida Nation. She is of Haida and mixed white settler ancestry, and was fortunate to grow up in her home community of Old Massett, Haida Gwaii. Andrea joined the Center for Indigenous Health May of 2022 as a Research Associate, after graduating from the Bloomberg School of Public Health.
Since 2011, she has worked in public health and Indigenous health in several capacities, including public health programming, policy and education. She is passionate about harm reduction, community-led health initiatives, Indigenous cultural safety and reproductive justice, and has worked with Indigenous communities across Turtle Island facilitating conversations about harm reduction, substance use and sexual wellbeing.
Outside of work, she enjoys live music, book clubs and beading.