Andaya grew up in Washington State and first got politically involved through her civics classes in high school. Her high school civics teacher became a political mentor as the first person to tell her that “normal people do politics” and helped her write a bill to lobby in her state legislature as a 17-year-old. As someone who has always been interested in law and education, politics became the natural intersection between her passions. She took a year off college to work in political organizing for the 2016 presidential cycle, ultimately graduating in 2017 with a degree in Strategic Communications from Washington State University. At WSU, Andaya also enjoyed her time playing clarinet with the Cougar Marching Band and volunteering with local campaigns. After graduating, Andaya moved to Philadelphia to register college students to vote in the midterms before ultimately coming to Inspire U.S. to register high school students to vote. In her free time, she still enjoys playing clarinet and guitar, painting, cross stitch, and anything else that gives her a creative outlet.
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