Andrea Davidson's Bio
Andrea Davidson is the Vice President of Philanthropy. She is responsible for providing overall direction for advancing the Institute’s philanthropy goals and initiatives.
Davidson joined Sanford Burnham Prebys from UC San Diego, where she served as interim associate vice chancellor of university development and worked with a fundraising team that spanned the general campus and Scripps Institution of Oceanography.
She began her career at UC San Diego in 2005 as an associate director of development. She worked as director of development for the Sulpizio Cardiovascular Center before becoming senior director of development for the Rady School of Management. She was promoted to executive director of development in 2013, overseeing the fundraising teams for the Rady School of Management, Arts and Humanities, the School of Global Policy and Strategy and the library.
Davidson received her undergraduate degree in Business Administration from California State Polytechnic University Pomona and a master’s in Business Administration/Marketing and International Management from Loyola Marymount University.