Bio

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Andy, waiting in the lobby of New York City Hall, wanting to talk about health care resources for transgender, gender non-conforming, and non-binary people. Photo by Lara Americo.

Andrea Bowen, Principal at Bowen Public Affairs Consulting, is a public affairs consultant with extensive experience in lobbying, policy analysis, and civil rights advocacy.

She began her career as a researcher for the Organizing Department of the Ironworkers Union, where she compiled evidence of workers’ rights violations, and assisted in the planning and execution of labor organizing campaigns.

As a transgender woman, she has taken on the cause of justice for her community, successfully advocating for transgender peoples’ improved access to corrected identity documents, health care coverage, school facilities, and homeless shelters. She was the Executive Director of Garden State Equality, New Jersey’s LGBTQ civil rights organization, where she broadened the organization’s advocacy into economic justice work, and maintained the organization’s financial stability in the wake of the marriage equality victory. Prior to starting Bowen Public Affairs Consulting, she was Senior Policy Analyst at United Neighborhood Houses of New York, where she successfully lobbied for stabilized funding and improved administration of youth employment programs. She is the recipient of numerous awards and honors.

For more information about Bowen Public Affairs Consulting, and Andy’s work, see Victories.