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Andrea Austin

Author Picture Growing up, Andrea Austin wanted to be President of the United States.null; Now, shenull;s the Communications Officer for the UN Foundationnull;s Girl Up campaign.null; Being told at the age of ten that she couldnnull;t be president because shenull;s female is what motivates her now to promote girlsnull; rights and empowerment.null; Another passion of Andreanull;s is combating human trafficking. Before coming to the United Nations Foundation, she did communications for the anti-trafficking organizations Polaris Project and Shared Hope International. Andrea has a graduate degree in International Law and Human Rights from the United Nations mandated University for Peace in Costa Rica and dual degrees in English and Spanish from the University of Virginia.null; Fun fact: Andrea trains in and teaches Thai boxing and is one of only a few women on the competitive fight team.

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