Propel America

Andrea Wolfe

Andrea Wolfe serves as Propel America’s Executive Director for Massachusetts and Rhode Island focused on systematizing a more seamless transition from high school to career in order to develop a new generation of upwardly mobile young adults. Andrea is responsible for setting the overall vision and growth strategy for the region while maintaining relationships with government, industry, and education leaders to strengthen career opportunities for young adults. Prior to joining Propel, Andrea served as Managing Director at Mass Insight Education & Research, a national nonprofit focused on transforming educational systems. In this role, she led Mass Insight’s school improvement division and oversaw consulting engagements in over 20 cities that resulted in the launch of new schools, redesign of existing schools, and implementation of student-centered strategies and policies. Andrea and her team worked closely with state, district, school, and community stakeholders to understand local context and needs, securing necessary conditions and autonomies for student success, facilitating strategic planning, and supporting the design and implementation of academic and organizational systems. She also led Mass Insight’s diversity, equity, and inclusion work. Prior to joining Mass Insight, Andrea was a national Site Advisor with TNTP leading the design and implementation of talent effectiveness systems for teacher recruitment, selection, training, and development. Andrea also managed TNTP’s new teacher training and support program with the Chicago Public Schools. With over 15 years of experience in the education sector, Andrea began her career as a bilingual teacher serving in some of Austin, Texas’ highest poverty schools. Andrea is a 2020 Pahara-NextGen Fellow, an alumna from Latinos for Education’s Aspiring Leaders and Board fellowships, and an Education Pioneers Visiting Fellow alumna. Originally from Bolivia, Andrea received a bachelor’s degree from the University of Notre Dame.