Andrea Marks was born and raised in the Bronx, N.Y., and moved to Florida in 1990. Her formal education includes degrees in elementary education, sociology, photography and radiologic technology. Marks worked in the medical field for 30 years. During this time, she volunteered in a community center assisting to the needs of children and senior citizens. Marks enjoys travelling locally and abroad. Her hobbies include photography and spending time with her family. Currently, she volunteers for a national organization that restores photographs that have been damaged in natural disasters. Marks feels that making a difference to others through diverse work in the community only enhances one’s own life.