Andrea was born and raised in Uruguay, South America. She followed her passion for Science, and moved to Israel to attend the Hebrew University of Jerusalem (Ranked #1 in Israel) where she obtained a BS. in Chemistry, a MS. in Organic Chemistry (focused on organic syntheses, purification and characterization of small molecules and testing their biological activity through biochemical assays) and a PhD in Pharmaceutical Chemistry (computational drug design, cheminformatics and bioinformatics). She went on to pursue postdoctoral research at Stanford University. Currently, she works with a Nobel Laureate at Stanford’s Structural Biology Department.
During her years in academia, Andrea has been a teacher, teaching assistant and lab instructor in General, Organic and Physical Chemistry. Andrea has developed Chemistry curriculum for a private online high school program, mentored grad and undergrad students in different research projects, and tutored middle schoolers in science and math. Andrea’s teaching philosophy is making it an enjoyable and gratifying experience for students and teacher alike, and she is committed to making her lessons interactive and inspiring. She believes that simplifying complicated and abstract concepts is key for mastering any subject.
In her free time, Andrea enjoys early-morning practices with her master's swimming team, as well as family activities such as traveling and hiking.