Erika Nielsen Andrew

Senior Director, National Summit Programs

Erika Nielsen AndrewErika Nielsen Andrew is senior director of National Summit Programs at the Carnegie Foundation, guiding and managing Carnegie Summit. Before joining the Foundation, Erika was a senior director, schools at EL Education, where she led the west coast school redesign network, as well as internal continuous improvement and  learning for school and district coaches. Prior to that, Erika worked at Teaching Channel as the chief academic officer, leading the video, professional learning, and web teams in normalizing the complexity and forever learning of the teaching craft through a teacher-owned and -led  professional learning movement.  Further, Erika was the founding executive director of Envision Learning Partners, a consulting organization dedicated to school and system redesign through the power of assessment. 

Erika is passionate about ideas that change the way our schools work and the teams who bring these ideas to life. Erika began her career as a high school history teacher and school leader. She received her bachelor’s from the University of California, Berkeley, her master’s from Stanford University, and her doctorate (Ed.D.) from the University of California, Berkeley.

When Erika is not at work, she enjoys hiking the streets of San Francisco, playing pickleball, cooking and baking for others, playing cards around large round tables,  exploring cities and local life around the world with her family, and spinning up ideas with loved ones that just might create a better world.