Andrea Prebys-Williams, MPA, MBA
Andrea fell in love with organizing as a student activist. Upon finishing college, she jumped headfirst into the workers’ rights movement, organizing in communities throughout the country. She has led numerous successful campaigns to unionize employees in a variety of industries and sectors. Andrea worked with a leading public sector union, where she was responsible for capacity-building among the membership, including collectively developing and implementing a leadership training program. Recently, she served as a board member for Next Generation, focusing on grassroots organizing using innovative methods to mobilize younger union members.
Andrea is a proud participant of the Challenging White Supremacy Program aimed at white activists committed to anti-racist movement-building. In 2019, she graduated from PGS with an MPA and MBA, also serving as an inaugural Spiekhout Fellow for Civic Leadership & Social Justice.
Andrea has worked with non-profits, labor, educational institutions, and philanthropy and has consulted on various projects at the community-building and policy level. Through activism and movement work, Andrea has extensive experience taking a data-driven approach to shape and implement strategy to shift power back to our communities. She is fiercely committed to social justice. 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.
MSS6200 – Civic Leadership, Diversity, and Systems Thinking