Andrea has designed and led new initiatives for over 25 years with government, philanthropy, nonprofits, and corporations. She currently serves as the Entrepreneur-in-Residence at Education Leaders of Color (EdLoC) and a Director at Frontline Solutions. She is the founder and CEO of Foggy-Paxton Consulting, LLC, a firm focused on supporting organizations to accelerate their impact through strategic advising, strategic planning, stakeholder engagement, and building organization capacity with an emphasis on increasing programmatic impact, diversifying revenue, and supporting diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging efforts.
Andrea served as the Managing Director of Partner Strategy at The Broad Center, leading efforts to collaborate with urban
school systems and strategic alliances to accelerate excellence and equity for all students. This included serving as the
executive sponsor for the Diversity Council and leading supports to partners related to diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts. Prior to joining The Broad Center, she was Executive Vice President at Reasoning Mind, a nonprofit organization focused on transforming math education in the United States. She successfully orchestrated enrollment campaigns for research projects and State of Texas Education-funded contract resulted in 34,000 new students served, curriculum adoption in Texas and California.
Andrea also served as a program officer at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation for six years. Andrea was responsible for developing and launching a $25 million Innovative Professional Development portfolio and challenge to help districts provide a differentiated, data-driven, collaborative, and technology-enabled professional development system. She was also responsible for coordinating the Foundation’s response for the U.S. Department of Education I3 grant matching requirements, coordinating all K12 related investments in Washington, DC and Baltimore, MD. She received numerous awards for her innovations and partnerships in grantmaking.
As a National Urban Fellow at the Annie E. Casey Foundation, Andrea supported the launch of the More in the Middle Campaign, which is a Baltimore City campaign to close the economic gap for African American families. Prior to working in philanthropy, Andrea spent a decade leading start-up nonprofits and initiatives, serving as the co-director of LA Youth at Work, national field director of Rock the Vote, and executive director of the Tavis Smiley Foundation.
Andrea has a depth of knowledge on K12 transformation, youth development, systemic transformation, and professional learning and development for adults. She served on several boards including iCivics, Coro Southern California and LA Promise Fund. Andrea earned a bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of California, Berkeley, a master’s in public administration from Baruch College, and is a graduate of the Coro Southern California Public Affairs Fellows program.