Andrea J Chevalier
Andrea Chevalier taught middle and high school science and engineering for four years before returning to graduate school. She taught in both charter and traditional public schools and decided to pursue the doctoral degree in education policy to learn how to improve the educational experiences of children and teachers. In the first year of the program, Chevalier worked as an education policy analyst in the office of State Representative Mary Gonzalez for the 2017 Texas legislative session. She also conducted qualitative research and analysis with Huriya Jabbar and Lauren Schudde on the Texas Transfer Project, which examines the experiences of community college students desiring to transfer to a four-year university. Chevalier is a two-time recipient of the Alexander Caswell Ellis Fellowship in Education. She also participated in the Bill Archer Fellowship program in Washington, D. C. and interned at the Office of Management and Budget- Education Branch. Andrea is currently the legislative director for State Representative Mary Gonzalez.