In July 2007 Andrea was made Business Manager of Network Services. Andrea joined Internet2 in Ann Arbor as the Assistant Program Manager, Network Services in April 2005. In her role Andrea focuses on the Internet2 Network Departmetn, MAN LAN, WIX and other business operations. She works closely with the Business Office, iMIS User Group, and the Web team to streamline current business processes by maximizing use of available technologies. Andrea is also be a key participant in discussions of Next Generation Abilene and FiberCo as Internet2 is moving forward to select a new network architecture and expand services in both areas.
As the Managing Director, Andrea is responsible for the general operations of ABI Consulting, LLC; a professional outsourcing service, located in Ann Arbor. She teaches Economics and Business, German for professionals and companies within the greater Detroit area. In addition, Andrea provides intercultural skill training for professionals and simultaneous interpreting for domestic and German companies in the US and abroad.
In 1999 Andrea joined CFI Group until June 2004. She managed the CFI Group Client Service Team and Graphics Department with focus on operations/ finances and Humans Resource Analyses. Besides her primary goal of recruiting and resource development for the local and international offices, she overlooked all worldwide operations and ensured a high quality product in accordance with clients and company standards.
Immediately prior to joining CFI Group, Andrea administered operations at Keykert USA, a leading worldwide German Automotive supplier. There she developed and established overall operational communication functions and structures among interdisciplinary departments, including the two Headquarters in Germany and the United States.
Earlier Andrea spent four years in research on mediation theory and it's practical implementation at Wayne State University in Detroit.
Prior to living in the United States Andrea obtained the responsibilities of the Director of Operational Management for a Regional Health Care Center in North Germany.
Andrea received a Fulbright Scholarship from the German Auslandsdienst in conjunction with the University of Freibug / Br., in 1993 and completed her MA in Economics at Wayne State University in 1994.
In addition, Andrea also holds a Master in Social Science, which she completed at the School of Social Science in Braunschweig, Germany in 1985.