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 Community Development Partnership in 2011 as a volunteer, then as Office Manager and now as the Director of Housing Advocacy. Her primary focus is supporting the creation of affordable housing by managing the Lower Cape Community Housing Partnership. She also manages our homeownership education program 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. Andrea serves on CHAPA’s (Citizen’s Housing and Planning Association) Policy Leadership Council and is on the Board of the Wellfleet Farmer's Market.
When Andrea is not at the CDP, she can be found gardening, cooking, sewing and generally making too many things from scratch.