Andrea Foggy-Paxton

Entrepreneur in Residence

Social Studies Accelerator@EdLoC

Andrea has designed and led new initiatives for over 25 years with government, philanthropy, nonprofits, and corporations. She currently serves as the Entrepreneur-in-Residence at Education Leaders of Color (EdLoC) and Founder of the Social Studies Accelerator, an initiative committed to supporting the adoption and implementation of high-quality culturally responsive social studies. Andrea served as the Managing Director of Partner Strategy at The Broad Center, leading efforts to collaborate with urban school systems and strategic alliances to accelerate excellence and equity for all students. She served as a program officer at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, developing and managing multiple grant portfolios including a $25 million Innovative Professional Development portfolio. She received numerous awards for her innovations and partnerships in grantmaking. Prior to working in philanthropy, Andrea spent a decade leading start-up nonprofits and initiatives. Andrea serves on several boards including iCivics, Coro Southern California, Leading Now, and the Los Angeles County Office of Education. Andrea earned a bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of California, Berkeley, a master’s in public administration from Baruch College and is a graduate of the Coro Southern California Public Affairs Fellows and National Urban Fellows programs. She is a member of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc.