Andrea Young joined ECAC in March 2023 as a Parent Educator and Communications Lead. Prior to joining ECAC, Andrea worked at NC State University in various marketing and communications positions. Andrea became interested in working with families who have children with special needs after experiencing the complex IEP process with her son. Through her involvement with the special education system for over ten years, she believed she could make a difference with her lived experience and professional marketing background to promote ECAC and help the parents and children of North Carolina. Andrea holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a master of education from Boston University. You can find Andrea with her husband, son, and daughter in her free time at the lake, gymnastics meets, on the soccer field, or out walking their golden retriever.