Andrea Cladis is a 2011 Summa Cum Laude graduate of Elmhurst College with degrees in English Writing, Communications and French. During college, Andrea worked as a writing tutor and a student ambassador, she was a member of the women’s tennis team, the campus Ministry Team, she was a leader within Elmhurst College’s Honors Program and several other campus organizations, she helped found a new sorority on campus, she wrote for the student newspaper and public relations department, and was selected as a senior of the year finalist. Now, back in Geneva, where she has been a resident for her entire life, Andrea has remained involved in what she considers to be an amazing community.
Andrea has worked for Delnor Hospital's Marketing and Public Relations Department, for local neighborhood magazines, and for the Kane, Lake, and McHenry County Magazine(s) as an intern for Shaw Suburban Media. She currently works as a Sunday School Teacher at St. Mark’s Church in Geneva, she is a contributor for the Chicago Examiner, and is an active member of the Elmhurst College Alumni Committee.
As a certified Zumba Fitness Instructor, Andrea loves to have fun and hit the dance floor teaching classes. Though when she's not writing or dancing, you will likely find her competiting in Triathlons, playing tennis, spending time with her family, and serving at her local church.
A Sox fan at heart, knowing her father would disown her if she selected any other team to support; Andrea also enjoys attending White Sox games with family and friends, and cheering for her most beloved Sox player, Paul Konerko.
Andrea classifies herself as a conservative Libertarian, and coming from a large Greek family, she has learned that obstinance in opinions can be rewarding, but sometimes it's best to listen to others and accept advice. She is passionate about the once "small" town of Geneva and knows how fortunate she is to be living in such a wonderful Chicago suburb.
Andrea may be contacted via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org and can be followed on twitter - @AndiCladis