Andrea Atkinson, Founder/Director
Andrea Atkinson is a sustainability professional with a background in international relations, organizational management and sustainable community development. Andrea’s innovative project development work for projects such as NEXUS Green Building Resource Center, Down2Earth Boston and Elevate Destinations Haiti Volunteer Trips and philanthropic education programs has resulted in high-impact and high-profile outcomes for environmental and social change.
Andrea has led educational trips to Colombia, Haiti, Israel/West Bank and Myanmar for philanthropists and volunteers with organizations such as Global Fund for Women, The Haiti Fund at the Boston Foundation and The Philanthropy Workshop West. Her innovative trip design has earned her volunteer trips to Haiti for client and partner Elevate Destinations a National Geographic “Trip of a Lifetime” designation.
Andrea grew up in Brazil, Bolivia, and Niger and has traveled extensively, always with an eye for intercultural collaboration and social and environmental perspectives. She has a degree in International Relations with a focus on sustainable development in Latin America and Africa from Boston University and a graduate certificate in environmental management from Tufts University.