Andrea Romero is a 17th generation Northern New Mexican, born and raised in Santa Fe, Española, Chimayo, La Mesilla, and Nambe. Her father, the first in her family to graduate college, became an engineer, which created opportunities for her family. Her parents stressed the value of education and giving back to the community. She has two brothers; one who is a veteran and now works in the private sector and another who is a State Police Officer.
After attending elementary, middle school, and high school in the Santa Fe Public Schools, Andrea graduated from Stanford University with a degree in Political Science. She has dedicated herself to the growth of Northern New Mexico’s economic and environmental vitality through her leadership roles with the MIX Santa Fe, formerly with the Regional Coalition of LANL Communities, and volunteer service to various organizations throughout the region. An entrepreneur at heart, Romero also runs a small business startup, Tall Foods, a ranch that seeks to cultivate the next generation of nutritious and sustainable eating through ostrich farming.