Andrea joined Iowa Public Radio in 2017 as the Development Director. Her career to date includes a variety of roles in non-profit management and fundraising for a major hospital system and universities before joining IPR.
Andrea was born and raised in Central Iowa and grew up around radio, with her grandfather having owned and operated a radio station for many years in Perry. She even cut a few local commercials with him before she could even read!
Hansen is a graduate of the University of Iowa and has a Master's degree from the University of Michigan. After nearly a decade living out of state, she returned to Iowa with her husband to raise their twin boys closer to family. It's a move they have not regretted.
IPR is her station of choice whenever in the car - which is often - as she transports her boys to their various activities.