Andrea Aldana was born and raised in Miami Beach, Florida, a first generation US-born daughter of Colombian immigrants. She holds a BA in Urban Studies from New York University with a minor in Environmental Science. After college, she was a Research Administrator in public health and a food justice activist in her spare time. Before she left New York she helped establish the Williamsburg chapter of the Brooklyn Food Coalition and ran a Community Supported Agriculture program. In 2011 she moved to Eastham with her partner, Scott, and their 2 giant cats, to raise oysters and experience rural living.
Andrea first joined the CDP as a volunteer, then as an Office Manager and now as the Business & Homeownership Programs Manager working across 3 distinct program areas. Her primary focus is supporting the development & implementation of Business & Credit initiatives, primarily serving food-based businesses. She also manages our homeownership education programs including our in-person First Time Homebuyer Workshops and Online Homeownership education. Finally, Andrea is the CDP’s Salesforce Administrator, responsible for designing and maintaining our donor and client database. When Andrea is not at the CDP, she can be found gardening, cooking, sewing and generally making too many things from scratch.