Born in Guanajuato, Mexico, and raised in the state of Washington, Andrea Negrete is a fifth year doctoral student in Community Psychology at the University of Virginia. She is also a Ford Foundation Predoctoral Fellow. She received her bachelor's degree in psychology and master's degree in education from the University of Washington.
In June 2019, Andrea became a PhD+ intern for the Cooper Center, where she lends her project management and both quantitative and qualitative research experience to several CSR projects. She is currently working on the Cancer Center Catchment Area Survey, in which UVA Cancer Center’s catchment area will be surveyed on their health practices and beliefs. She is also assisting with the Reston Community Center Survey. A bilingual researcher, Andrea will be translating the survey, as well as future projects, into Spanish.
Outside of CSR, Andrea enjoys hiking and taking her dogs on walks. She also conducts research at the Promoting Healthy Adolescent Development (PHAD) Lab at U.Va., where she has been working for the past five years. At both the Cooper Center and the PHAD Lab, she loves the applied research work and community engagement within the research process. She hopes to take on many more projects related to the promotion of healthy adolescent development in the future.
What does public service mean to you?
Engaging in work for the betterment of the community that you are a part of.