Andrea Williams became the executive director of Causa, Oregon's statewide Latino immigrant rights organization in September 2013. Prior to her current role, she was Causa's associate director and has been with the organization since 2009.
Andrea grew up in Salem, Oregon where she graduated from Sprague High School. She earned her B.A. in politics from Whitman College where her research on civic engagement of immigrant communities in eastern Washington was published through the college's State of the State for Washington Latinos community based research project.
She is multiracial, Filipino-Japanese-White. Andrea's great grandparents immigrated to the Hawaiian Islands to work in the sugar cane fields.