Andrea Bowen

Andrea Bowen

Bowen Public Affairs Consulting

Andrea Bowen (she/her), principal at Bowen Public Affairs Consulting, is a public affairs consultant with extensive experience in lobbying, policy analysis, and civil rights advocacy. She began her career as a researcher for the organizing department of the Ironworkers Union, where she compiled evidence of workers’ rights violations, and assisted in the planning and execution of labor organizing campaigns.

As a transgender woman, she took on the cause of justice for her community, where she successfully advocated for transgender people’s improved access to corrected birth certificates, health care coverage, school facilities, and homeless shelters.

She was the executive director of Garden State Equality, New Jersey’s LGBTQ civil rights organization, where she broadened the organization’s advocacy into economic justice work, and maintained the organization’s financial stability in the wake of the marriage equality victory.

Most recently, she was senior policy analyst at United Neighborhood Houses of New York, where she successfully lobbied for stabilized funding and improved administration of youth employment programs.