Andrea has worked in various lab settings for the last 17 years, spending the most recent decade in HLA. She obtained her CHS in 2012 and was an active volunteer within ASHI, serving as an inspector for many years. Andrea feels her time spent as an inspector gave her an invaluable skillset combining regulatory knowledge with the ability to move through various labs and see the many successes stemming from each. After validating GenDx SBTExcellerator kits early in her career, Andrea became aware of the emphasis on education and the collaborative approach GenDx promotes within the HLA community. This is something she has long appreciated and truly believes in. In addition to bringing years of training and practical teaching experience, Andrea aims to provide substantial support to labs both during and after the implementation and validation of new assays.