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Andrea Gonzalez

agonzalez2@widener.edu
Leslie Quick Center 1304 Walnut St. Chester, PA 19013
linkedin.com/in/plandrea
Spanish | English

SMALL BUSINESS & TA GURU

WIDENER UNIVERSITY
SMALL BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT CENTER (SBDC)

PROFILE

Andrea Gonzalez is a detail-oriented economic performance analyst, specializing in culturally sensible and locally appropriate Community and Economic Development. Whether in small businesses or real estate, her expertise accessing capital and unlocking opportunities towards growth, informs her practice
as consultant at Widener SBDC.

Her background in design and economic development allows her to bolster clients’ skills and assets through a result-driven design-thinking methodology focused on achieving business and capital growth.

RESPONSIBILITIES

As Widener’s premier Small Business Consultant and a recently accomplished Master of City Planning, specializing in Economic Development and Access to Capital for minorities and disadvantaged groups, Andrea prouds herself in guiding new businesses/ business-owners through the financial and technical challenges of starting and growing a business.

She has extensive experience in the areas of Community and Economic Development in addition to her talent in Public Relations, Data & Financial Analysis, Creative Prob-lem Solving & Collaboration besides a multicultural background; making her a valuable asset at Widener‘s SBDC.

She strives to be the cheerleader and coach everyone needs on their team providing technical assistance and customized support to ensure clients succeed in meeting their goals through consulting, businesses’ and individual financial analysis; business and financial planning, facilitating education programming, and producing culturally sensible content for diverse communities, as well as liaising mentorship relations between established businesses, partners and community members.

EDUCATION

University of Pennsylvania | Weitzman School of Design; Master of City Planning (MCP), concentration in Community and Economic Development

The State University of New York at Buffalo | BS. in Architecture, BA. in Graphic Design

CERTIFICATIONS

Growth Wheel | Certified Business Advisor

Eastern North Philadelphia Arts and Culture |Committee member

ACTIVITIES

Bike and Build Pedaling Across the Country for Affordable Housing

Women in Housing + Finance, PA chapter

INTERNATIONAL

Post- Carbon Cities of Tomorrow (POCACITO), Germany, 2020 XV Symposium MX,

The University of Edinburgh, Scotland, UK, 2016

Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, Facultad de Ciencias Politicas y Sociales, Mexico, 2011