Andrea worked for two decades as a lawyer with the United Nations. She began her career as a UN liaison officer to the US Congress, then spent 15 years in the Hague working in the Office of the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia and 4 years in Cambodia working on prosecutions of the Khmer Rouge.
Andrea was the Director of the Center for Ethics and the Rule of Law and an Associate Dean for Special Projects at the University of Pennsylvania Law School. She worked on domestic prosecutions of war crimes as a Senior Legal Fellow for the Center of Justice and Accountability and as the US Country Coordinator of Civitas Maxima. As a Senior Non-Resident Fellow at the McCain Institute, she led a US-Russia foundation grant training Russian civil society on legal venues to prosecute human rights violations. Andrea is part of the Atrocity Crimes Advisory group for Ukraine, the official US/UK/EU response to war crimes in Ukraine. She has published numerous articles concerning the prosecution of war crimes and human rights violations and has taught International Human Rights at the University of Pennsylvania and Villanova Law School.
Andrea is the Co-Founder and Executive Vice-President of EOS Tech Trust, where she serves as the Director of Human Rights and Rule of Law projects.
She currently serves as an advisor to NATO on the protection of cultural property during armed conflict. Andrea was elected co-chair of the American Society of International Law's Transitional Justice and Rule of Law interest group.
Andrea is one of the founders of the Indradevi Hope Award, established to honor individuals working to strengthen women's rights in Cambodia. She worked with Jesuit Refugee Services to provide pro bono legal advice on land rights to Cambodians and was a member of the board of Family Promise, a non-profit working to help families out of homelessness in the Philadelphia area.
Andrea has a BA from Columbia University, an MA from the University of Zagreb, a JD from Temple University, and a PhD from Leiden University.