Andrea Shippert Richardson graduated from Newcomb College in 1999 with a degree in History. She also holds a BS in Nursing and an M.F.A in Creative Writing. She lives in Houston with her family where she has worked as an RN. Previously, Andrea worked as a Program Coordinator for the National Kidney Foundation in Washington D.C. She has also been an Administrator at the Center for Improving Minority Health at the University of West Virginia in Charlottesville, VA. Recently, Andrea, now a proud stay-at-home mom to two wildly curious boys, has focused her professional life on writing. She and her husband, Christopher, are both active Tulanian alumni and particularly passionate about supporting the University’s history in tackling tropical diseases.
They have created the Christopher F. and Andrea S. Richardson Vanguard Fund for Excellence in Tropical Medicine to support the School of Public Health’s ability to respond to urgent issues in the developing world. Andrea is dedicated to supporting women’s education and which drives her commitment to Newcomb and service as a Board member. She is also a member of the Junior League of Houston, Texas Children’s Hospital Ambassadors, and the League of Women Voters.