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Meet Andrea Fullerton, Director of Development and Communications!

by School's Out Washington |

Andrea joined SOWA a few weeks ago as our Director of Development and Communications. She has been working in nonprofit development and communications for over 15 years. Most recently she was the Deputy Development Director at the ACLU of Washington, helping to re-envision and reshape the department after rapid growth and launch an Equity in Fundraising program. She also served as Development Director for Arts Corps and Amara, as well as other roles at Wellspring Family Services, the Trust for Public Land, and Big Brothers Big Sisters. Take a moment to learn more about Andrea and what brought her to SOWA. 

Where are you from?
I was born in Virginia, but grew up in Corvallis, Oregon so I am a Northwest native. I came to Seattle when I was 18 and have lived here ever since.

What do you like to do in your down time?
My ultimate relaxation win is being able to lay on the couch on a Sunday afternoon, all chores done, and read a good book. I also love to cook, although not the triage-style cooking that happens after work and during stressful homework time. I am an outgoing introvert, so one of my favorite things is just to have dinner and be with my favorite people. And I love watching tv.

What brought you to SOWA?
The mission, first and foremost. It’s so important to me to be part of work that is all about righting some of the deepest inequities happening all around us. And the job itself is a great step for me that taps into my development and communications background and provides lots of growing opportunities. I am going to be learning quite a bit!

Tell us one thing you are proud of.
I am proud whenever I see my kids do something hard, take a risk, or push through a challenge. They are both very special – and very different – young people who have had to overcome a lot in the last couple years. I always try (and sometimes succeed) to model grace with accountability and sometime it sticks!

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