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Andrea Prebys-Williams, MPA, MBA (she/her)

Adjunct Professor

At her core, Andrea is an organizer – centering the power of bringing people together; a weaver that sees connections between organizations, people, ideas, and movements. Her passion and aliveness comes from working in community to co-create systems grounded in care, compassion, and mutuality. Andrea is a specialist with a 15+ year career that spans areas of leadership development and training, research and data analysis, strategic project development, social impact, program management, social justice and equity. She has worked across sectors, primarily with those in the public and nonprofit sectors, but brings experience from private and corporate spaces, as well. As a trainer, advisor, teacher, manager, Andrea has worked with boards, executives, new and mid-level staff, students, and communities who are committed to social change.

Andrea has led projects and conducted trainings in corners all over the country. Through activism and movement work, she brings human-centered design principles and takes a data-driven approach to shape and implement strategy to shift power back to our communities. Andrea believes systemic change requires centering those most impacted, while simultaneously grappling with and addressing the ways that oppression and supremacy play out in organizations, in movement spaces, and in ourselves. She brings experience with mindfulness, accountability as a high form of love, and finding your purpose as central foundations for leadership development. Across all aspects of this work, Andrea centers the importance of relationships.

Andrea holds a Master of Public Administration with a concentration in Sustainable Solutions and Social Justice and a Master of Business Administration with a concentration in Social impact from Presidio Graduate School. She was an inaugural Spiekhout Fellow for Civic Leadership & Social Justice. Andrea received an advanced project management certification from San Francisco State University. She graduated with honors from Linfield University for work exploring organizational structure and decision making practices within peace organizations. Find out more at 


MBA630 – Leading Organizations and Change

MSS6200 – Civic Leadership, Diversity, and Systems Thinking

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