2016 Voqal Fellow Spotlight: Andrea Hart

July 8, 2016


The Voqal Fellowship is an investment in a new generation of social entrepreneurs. Fellows receive financial resources and mentoring to help bring an early stage idea to life. The Voqal Fellowship is an opportunity for young innovators to test assumptions, research target audiences and build strong business plans. This week we take a look at one of those Fellows, Andrea Hart.

Andrea is a multimedia journalist and interdisciplinary educator. She recently served as Free Spirit Media’s civic media program coordinator and new media curriculum developer. Since 2010 she has designed collaborative journalism programs for leading youth media organizations such as Young Chicago Authors and Radio Arte. She serves on the Hive Chicago Learning Network Advisory Committee and continues to freelance teach, produce, etc. She has presented her work at the Digital Media Learning 2014 and 2015 conferences, as well as Mozfest 2014. You can read more about her teaching pedagogy here and here. She has a dog named Studs, as in Terkel.

Hart’s City Bureau’s Community Data Project creates a workspace/pipeline for south and west side Chicago residents to identify and compile new data sets to conduct civic investigations. To learn more about the Voqal Fellowship and the rest of the 2016 fellows visit the Voqal Fellowship webpage.