Andrea Folsom is the Communications Manager of the Northeast Resource Recovery Association. Andrea oversees all NRRA communications, including newsletters, social media, and the website. She also works on current and future grant reports and proposals, including but not limited to recent USDA and EPA grants awarded to NRRA. She believes high quality and consistent recycling education is a necessary component of any successful recycling program, increasing the amount a community recycles while decreasing recycling contamination. Andrea focuses on creating engaging educational content that is accessible by a wide variety of individuals. Her work helps NRRA to improve their online presence and digital reach, thereby assisting and impacting more individuals and communities across New England.
Andrea brings extensive and varied communications and marketing experience to NRRA. Prior to joining in 2021, Andrea ran the successful and entirely-digital political campaign for a New Hampshire Senator. She worked as a licensed therapist specializing in crisis intervention for 10 years prior to moving back to New Hampshire. She also spearheaded a children's craft magazine for 6 years with both print and digital subscriptions. Andrea has worked as a freelance website designer for the past 7 years and often volunteers her communications and marketing skills to local nonprofits.
Andrea received a Master of Social Work degree from the University of Iowa and a degree in Psychology from Macalester College. Andrea lives in Hopkinton, New Hampshire with her husband and two children and serves as the Chair of the Hopkinton School Board and on the Town of Hopkinton Economic Development Committee.