Testimonials

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Your friendly public affairs consultant. Photo by Lara Americo.

“Andy provided us much more than we expected out of a public affairs consultant. She worked with us and several community groups to turn the notes from a series of community forums into a smart policy brief that reflected the needs of the transgender and gender non-conforming community. She organized a press conference at City Hall and now she’s working with speed and effectiveness to help us get those recommendations into the hands of policymakers, while ensuring strategic engagement with community in that process. She is great at building a constructive group process and using her connections in government to advocate for a community-driven agenda. Andy is a thoughtful partner of community organizations in the drive for change.”

-Beverly Tillery, Executive Director, Anti-Violence Project

“Andy is the consummate advocate. She is able to navigate the inside game and the outside game simultaneously to achieve concrete, meaningful policy victories. She does this by starting with a deep dive into policy with an obsessive attention to detail and policy minutiae. Then she brings in an amazing ability to build relationships and understand the political dynamics that you need in order to influence government. Andy fights hard for the causes she believes in but even more she fights effectively. She looks at what works to push an agenda and finds a specialized approach for every issue she takes on.”

-Gregory Brender, Director of Children and Youth Services, United Neighborhood Houses