Andrea Ferrero is the Co-Founder and Director of Pockets Change, an education organization that uses hip hop pedagogy to build financial capability with K-12 students, families, and educators. Teaching on the Navajo reservation where she grew up, Andrea saw friends and students falter when money moved from math class to practical application. Looking for tools to empower learning communities, she stepped into the world of financial literacy and edtech. She’s enjoyed over a decade of teaching PreK-12th grade, coaching educators, and designing award winning educational programs and digital products. Andrea received a B.S. in Elementary Education from Northern Arizona University, and two Master’s in Educational Leadership and Curriculum & Instruction with Multicultural Contexts from Azusa Pacific University. She holds a teaching credential in PreK-12th grade multiple subjects. While she’s based in Santa Barbara, California, Andrea calls learning communities in cities around the world home.