Trustee Andra Hoffman grew up in Van Nuys, California and currently lives in Encino. As a member of the Community College Board of Trustees she is the only member living in the San Fernando Valley, which is home to one-third of the district’s campuses and some 40% of its population.
Andra is a single mom of two college graduates. She demonstrated great strength when she returned to school to earn her college degree while raising two young children by herself and working to support her family.
Andra has brought the perspective of real classroom experience to the Board of Trustees. She is a Community College Professor, who teaches American and California Government. In addition she advocates in Sacramento on issues affecting students and their families as well as the staff and faculty of community colleges.
Andra’s 19 years of experience on a community college campus has been the foundation for her effective leadership on of the Board of Trustees from her very first day in office. She was a community college student herself, having attended L.A. Valley College when she was younger.
Andra has served as President of the National Women’s Political Caucus, San Fernando Valley, and as Vice Chair of the Legislative Committee for the West Hollywood Stonewall Democratic Club. She also served on the boards of the YWCA, and American Youth Soccer Organization Region 58.
Earlier in her life Andra worked in both education and the nonprofit sector, including AmeriCorps and The San Fernando Valley Girl Scout Council.