Andrea Dew Steele

2016 Speaker

ANDREA DEW STEELE is the founder of Emerge America. She is also a co-founder of the company’s first affiliate, Emerge California. Steele is passionate about electing Democratic women to office at every level and is motivated by a life-long commitment to progressive politics and change. She believes strongly that electing more women is a critical part of the progressive solution. Steele served for more than eight years as political and philanthropic advisor to Susie Tompkins Buell, co-founder of Esprit Clothing and Democratic activist and philanthropist. Prior to moving to the Bay Area, she worked for many years in Washington D.C. as a policy analyst on Capitol Hill and fundraiser for Democratic candidates and committees. Steele earned a B.A. in political science from Tufts University and an M.A. in international history from the London School of Economics.@dewsteele

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