Andrea is the typical ‘Third Culture Kid’. Although she has close ties to her Irish and Spanish background, she grew up primarily in Japan before completing her Bachelors degree in Natural Sciences at Durham University. She then went on to complete her PGCE teaching qualification at Cambridge University and taught in the Cambridge area for 4 years. Having experienced the international school circuit as a student, she decided to try teaching abroad and has not looked back. In the last six years, Andrea has taught in Cairo, Egypt and now in Penang.
Outside of school, Andrea loves to play sports, such as basketball, ultimate frisbee, football and squash, but equally enjoys exploring, be it rainforest, desert, underwater environments or cultural heritage.