D’Andrea Weeks, Ed.D. - Senior Director of Strategic Partnerships

D’Andrea Weeks, Ed.D. joined 皇冠搏彩中心 as the director of business development in December of 2019. Dr. Weeks has over 20 years of experience leading productive teams and streamlining internal operations. For the last seven years, she has been a thought partner and catalyst for non-profits and institutions of higher education on a diverse range of topics from global education, educational innovation, educational leadership, program development, evaluative inquiry, grant writing, and non-profit board development. These projects spanned five continents and multiples states in the United States.

Prior to this, she served as the director of international operations for a small non-profit working with former girl child soldiers and those most affected by war. In northern Uganda, she oversaw a team of up to 70 individuals who provided critical counseling and education. Additionally, under her supervision, her team operated a health center, managed a 15-acre farm, created an income generating project creating and selling crafts, and worked on projects to increase access to potable water. As the director of international operations, she also researched other conflicts and made plans for the replication of programs and best practices.

D’Andrea has also been a Peace Corps volunteer in Eastern Europe, a social worker at a school for the deaf, and a transition specialist for deaf-blind youth and adults. D’Andrea received her Doctorate in global educational leadership from Lamar University, the majority of a master’s in Conflict Transformation, from the School for International Training and a master’s in Rehabilitation Counseling from Mississippi State University.