Member Institution: DeVry University
Meet Andrea Wheeler, who currently serves as Regulatory Affairs Sr. Analyst at DeVry University. She's been with AVECO since 2013, but her journey to "regulation nerd" started long before that.
Originally from Milwaukee, Wheeler graduated from Tennessee State University, a historically black college and university (HBCU) with a bachelor's degree in business information systems, and later received her master's of science in management and human resource management at the University of Phoenix. After college, she went to work for Walgreens, which eventually took her out of Tennessee and into the Chicagoland area, which she now calls home. After transitioning from the corporate world to higher education, first through a for-profit school and later (after another short stint in the corporate world at Caterpillar) to Harper College in Palatine, IL, and Waubonsee Community College in Sugar Grove, IL.
Her first brush at working with veterans came at Harper College, where she worked with federal work-study students. But student veterans were also coming into her office to ask about their benefits.