Andrea Campbell grew up in Boston’s South End before attending Princeton University for her B.A. in Sociology. Shortly after, she matriculated to University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) School of Law for her J.D. She joined private law firms before serving as Deputy Legal Counsel in Governor Deval Patrick’s administration. Since 2016, Andrea has served as Boston City Councillor for District 4, and has been the Boston City Council President since 2018. She is the first African American to hold the position of Council President.
Three Major Science and Technology Related Efforts in Boston:
- Proposed “30 day challenge” to increase first responder units and mental health resources in the South End’s “methadone mile”
- Spearheaded the enacting of the Community Preservation Act, a comprehensive bill to use tax money towards education, public space, and community outreach
- Led the initiative to increase stable internet connection in underprivileged communities during the COVID-19 pandemic