A Stanford-educated lawyer, she has dedicated her legal career to civil rights and appellate advocacy. She got her start in the Civil Rights Division of the United States Department of Justice, specializing in institutional reform and police misconduct and also handling enforcement of constitutional and federal civil rights laws in the appellate section.
Before leading the Conscience Project, Andrea served as legal advisor to the Catholic Association, filing several amicus briefs with the federal courts of appeal and the U.S. Supreme Court in key religious freedom cases involving the pro-life cause and the free exercise guarantee.
Andrea is a legal analyst for EWTN News and frequent contributor for the National Catholic Register. She has also written for the Washington Post, CNN en Espanol, the New York Post, RealClear, the Washington Times, the Washington Examiner and Crux.
Andrea lived in Colombia for over ten years. She has ten children and lives in the Washington, D.C. area.