Woman of the Week – Andrea Eckhardt

Caroline  -  Mar 14, 2016  -  No Comments

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My Name:
Andrea Eckhardt

My Current Job/Company:
Director of School & Summer Nutrition/Children’s Hunger Alliance

My Birthday:
09.19.1978

My Work:
Children’s Hunger Alliance is a statewide nonprofit organization dedicated to ensuring that children without access receive healthy food, nutrition education and physical activity. I increase access to the School Breakfast Program and the Summer Nutrition Programs to help set the conditions right for all students to start school ready to learn.

My Passion:
Being a part of the effort to close the achievement gap that separates low-income youth from their middle-income peers.

My Family:
Jeff (Supportive Husband), Levi (Super-Sweet Son, 7), Alec (Wildest Son, 3).

My Hero or Heroes:
Strong, empowered, and accomplished women in our history books.

My Escape:
Soaking up sun on a clear blue day while reading a good book!

My Pet Peeve:
Pharmaceutical commercials.

My Indulgence:
Soaking up too much sun on a clear blue day while reading a good book! 🙂

My Roots:
My old stomping grounds are in Eastern and Central Kentucky.

My Future:
Full of possibility. Exciting!

My Favorite Quote:
“It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye.” (Antoine de Saint Exupéry, The Little Prince)

My Accessory:
My laptop.

My advice to Young Women:
If you want to pursue a career, but also want to raise a family, even though doing both together is extremely challenging, my advice is to go for it.

How I Balance it All:
I plan months ahead for key family and work events.

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