Andrea is excited to move to Phnom Penh and work at NISC. Her introduction to Cambodia came through volunteer projects with an Australian-Cambodian NGO building sustainable housing outside Phnom Penh and working on agricultural projects in Kratie province. Despite a preference for cooler temperatures, the sense of “home” she felt connecting with Khmer people and culture has led her to put her snow boots and winter jackets into storage for the foreseeable future.
Andrea caught the travel bug when she first moved internationally at age 19 to teach conversational English in Russia. Since then she has combined her love of education and exploring the world, working with adults in Moscow, South Korea and Australia, and as a secondary school EAL teacher in Kazakhstan and, most recently, Baku, Azerbaijan.
Besides travelling, Andrea enjoys reading, movies, baking, spending time in nature and hunting down the best coffee options in town.