Andrea Flynn is a fellow at the Roosevelt Institute, where she examines the impact of budget cuts and funding restrictions on women’s access to reproductive health care in the United States. She has spent the last ten years in philanthropic, advocacy, non-profit, and academic institutions and think tanks focusing on the health and human rights issues facing women around the world.
Andrea has worked with the Open Society Foundations to address human rights issues facing women living with HIV/AIDS (WLHA) and with local NGOs in Namibia to remove the barriers preventing WLHA from accessing health care and realizing their rights. In 2011, she coordinated a project at the Council on Foreign Relations to examine the impact of reproductive health care on U.S. foreign policy. Andrea also managed the Women Moving Millions campaign, an initiative that raised $190M for women’s foundations globally.
Since 2007 Andrea has served on the board of directors of the Third Wave Foundation, a leading national feminist foundation, and currently is a member of the board’s executive committee. She co-founded and served on the board of the Supporting Women Artists Project (2006-2011), a Brooklyn-based organization that provided studio space to emerging women artists who mentored public school girls in the arts.
Andrea received her MPA and MPH from Columbia University, where she focused on international policy and sexual and reproductive health. She received her BA in journalism and women’s studies from Syracuse University. Andrea lives in Brooklyn with her husband, Evan Pressman, and their son Patrick.