Membership Secretary and Board Member
The Family College Experience
Andrea Goldman is the founder of The Family College Experience, LLC. She works with many students and families to reduce the stress as they navigate the college process, and is especially gratified to watch the growth in self-confidence of each student. She works with those having all types of educational aspirations and has been a mentor to first-generation students.
Active in many aspects of her community, Andrea has been volunteering with the Chamber for many years and became a board member in May 2017. She has been involved in several activities, most recently processing requests for the chamber’s next charity (2017-2018).
Andrea graduated from Washington University in St. Louis with a bachelor’s degree in Psychology. She earned her law degree from Yeshiva University's Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law and practiced law for many years in prestigious firms in New York City. After becoming involved in various roles within her local school district and PTA, she saw the need to help families understand issues involved with applying to and attending college. She received training at the Independent Educational Consultants Association's Summer Training Institute on the campus of Swarthmore College. She is a professional member of IECA, and a member of NACAC, NYSACAC and Nassau Counselors' Association. She has visited, and continues to visit, numerous college campuses annually and enjoys the opportunity to meet with admissions officers to understand the nuanced differences of each school. She looks forward to exploring opportunities with students to help them find their "fit" and adjust to life on a college campus.
Andrea enjoys being with her family--husband Michael Goldman of Plainview’s Str8Smiles Orthodontics and sons Jon and Matt--and spending time fundraising and volunteering with POB’s high school and middle school musical productions.