Andrea Miller’s roots run deep in Appalachian Ohio. As a child, she spent countless hours on her great-grandparents’ farm in Perry County. Her great-grandmother was a ginseng steward and had a “massive” garden, interests that motivated Andrea to earn a conservation biology degree with a botany minor at Bowling Green State University and then a master’s in herbalism at Maryland University of Integrative Health.
After college, Andrea worked in Maryland for a while, managing the university’s herb garden and working at the Green Farmacy Garden. But she knew she wanted to return home to Appalachian Ohio, which brought her to Athens, where she worked for Companion Plants for three years before joining Rural Action.
In addition to working at Rural Action, Andrea serves on the board of directors of The Athens Conservancy and the Native Foods Education Organization, and the leadership committee of the Southeastern Ohio Chapter of Women Owning Woodlands. In her spare time, she enjoys, hiking, kayaking, cooking and spending time with her cat, Kiwi.