Andrea is the 2001, 2002 and 2003 Denver Slam Champion. She has competed at the National Poetry Slam since 2000, leading the Denver team as captain since 2001. Described by the Westword, a Denver-based publication as, ďpolitical, opinionated and partial to the big issues,Ē Andrea has brought herself to the forefront of the Slam community in Denver by tackling controversial topics through spoken word. Also an active part of the Boulder/Denver activist community, Andrea is a member of VOX FEMINISTA. By combining spoken word with other forms of political performance art, she became a member of this Colorado-based performance tribe of radical, political women in 2000. Self-described as a ďqueer, optimistic, peace-activist,Ē she uses her passion for spoken word as a personal and political forum for expression. Andrea was born in Calais, Maine but now resides in Boulder, Colorado were she spends the remainder of her time working as a pre-school teacher.