Andrea Bowen

Andrea Bowen

Office of the Mayor of the New York City

Andy Bowen (she/her) is a Senior Advisor within the Office of the Mayor of New York City, with extensive experience in lobbying, policy analysis, and civil rights and economic justice advocacy. She believes in demonstrating the power of government to improve peoples’ lives, which involves working with communities and those in government at all levels to find solutions that further economic democracy and bring about the end of governmental institutions that harm marginalized communities.

Since starting Bowen Public Affairs Consulting, she has secured funding for multiple economic justice programs in both NYC and DC, a new LGBTQ health care navigator program in NYC, training of lawyers to more effectively engage in immigration cases for transgender and gender non-conforming immigrants, funding for multiple clients relating to worker cooperatives, sex workers’ rights, and more. She was also recognized as one of City & State Magazine’s 40 Under 40 Rising Stars in 2021.

Bowen began her career as a researcher for the Organizing Department of the Ironworkers Union, where she compiled evidence of workers’ rights violations, and assisted in the planning and execution of labor organizing campaigns.

As a transgender woman, she has taken on the cause of justice for her community, successfully advocating for transgender peoples’ improved access to corrected identity documents, health care coverage, school facilities, and homeless shelters. Andy was the Executive Director of Garden State Equality, New Jersey’s LGBTQ civil rights organization, where she broadened the organization’s advocacy into economic justice work, and maintained the organization’s financial stability in the wake of the marriage equality victory. Prior to starting Bowen Public Affairs Consulting, Andy was Senior Policy Analyst at United Neighborhood Houses of New York, where she successfully lobbied for stabilized funding and improved administration of youth employment programs.