Andrea Dennis is an organizer, fundraiser, and facilitator in the fields of cultural exchange, fair trade, service learning and sacred connection. She serves as the Director of Environmental Education and Engagement at Friend of the Park. Previously, she headed up fundraising, scholarship programming and marketing as the DOVE Director (Development, Outreach, Visibility, Engagement) for the Chicago based international nonprofit, Greenheart International. Her approach is influenced by a wide-ranging background in multiple fields including: meditation, yoga, permaculture, and community organizing. She received teacher trainings in Primordial Sound Meditation from the Chopra Center; a 200hr yoga teacher training course from Yoga Now Chicago; a certification for Fundraising from the Heart by Lynne Twist; a permaculture Design Certificate at the Earth Activist Training by Starhawk and Charles Williams; and became a Life-Cycle Celebrant through the Celebrant Institute and Foundation. Andrea is a published author in the anthology Purpose Rising. She has served on the Board of Directors for the Chicago Social Enterprise Alliance and currently serves with Chicago Fair Trade. She volunteers with Chicago elderly and youth, and is lovingly committed to bringing forth a flourishing existence for all beings. She rides her bike around the city and enjoys lounging.