Miss New York USA 2020
Andreia is a speaker, writer for Swaay, and philanthropist. She considers philanthropy to be at the core of her identity due to being born into poverty in Cape Verde. Immigrating to the United States at the age of seven, living in an inner city, and not speaking English presented many challenges to Andreia. Through her initiative, “More Than Enough,” she serves as an advocate for inner city and underprivileged youth by instilling the confidence and the self-worth needed to both realize and achieve their full potential. Andreia is a graduate of St. John’s University having obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in public relations and certification in public speaking through the Professional Speakers Federation. She was named Phoenix magazine’s 30 under 30 for philanthropy and is a polyglot.
I speak four languages. Cape Verdean Creole is my first language, followed by Portuguese, Spanish, and English. This has given me the ability to connect with so many different types of people, not only in New York, but also while I have traveled.
I have piloted a PA-28-161 aircraft from Connecticut to New York. It was an exhilarating experience and I am definitely considering getting more flight hours logged.
Writing is such a release for me. I keep a journal that I use not only to jot down my daily thoughts and self-reflect, but also as a way to combat anxiety and stress.