Andreana “Andi” Overton was born in California and raised in Nevada. Upon her undergraduate graduation from Mount Holyoke College (MA) in 1993, she moved to Maryland to attend graduate school at American University. Currently, Andi works for Johns Hopkins University’s Carey Business School in Baltimore, MD.
Andi gained her first graduate degree from American University in 1998. While working full-time, her second graduate degree came 20 years and one day later—a Masters of Business Administration from Frostburg State University. Her research in the assessment of learning through virtual reality delivered curriculum has a planned completion date of December 2022 when she earns her education doctorate in higher education leadership (Ed.D).
Andi has supported community initiatives in Washington County and beyond. Andi is a board member of the Student Homelessness Initiative Project (SHiP) of Frederick County and Woman to Woman Mentoring of Frederick County. Both organizations are pivotal in incorporating education and mentorship as models to remove barriers often standing in the way of student success. Andi is the Past-President of the Washington County Commission of Women and is an up-and-coming Board Member Elect for the Rotary Club of Carroll Creek (Frederick County). Believing that learning begins long before traditional education, Andi is an advocate for helping close the achievement gap by tackling some of the biggest issues that create hurdles for students; the lack of access to transportation and mental and physical health, food insecurity, and a safe place to live are all issues today’s students face when working towards formal education or training. Such issues are at the crux of Andi’s advocacy and volunteerism.
Andi's work helps to identify policy and practice that continues to disenfranchise community members in both subtle and profound ways and she calls out such injustice to better create access to opportunity not otherwise found. She has handed out library books during the pandemic to students in Washington County, helping 8th graders with homework projects in Montgomery County, speaking out about racial injustice in Frederick and Washington County, taking phone calls from woman in need of advice for the next day’s first-ever-job interview, and counseling students of all ages on the attributes of student essays for college applications. Andi routinely drives across three states to rescue dogs from shelters and deliver them safely to foster homes in Baltimore. Andi serves others with encouragement, passion, and a dedication to break barriers so that everyone may succeed.
Andi serves on several diversity, equity and inclusion committees to include the Frederick Chamber of Commerce, Woman to Woman Mentoring, and the Rotary Club of Carroll Creek.
The Washington County Board of County Commissioners is seeking applicants interested in serving on the Washington County Commission for Women. Applicants must be competent individuals who are familiar with the resources available for women and girls, as well as interested in providing assistance to promote the full and equal participation of women in work, government, and society. Applicants should be passionate about strengthening home and work life of women as wives, mothers, homemakers, workers, and individuals.
To complete an application, please visit: https://www.washco-md.net/county-clerk