Andrei has been a high school teacher and union activist for the past thirty-five years. He was elected President of his local nine times and served both on the Massachusetts Teachers Association (MTA) Board of Directors and as the MTA representative to Jobs With Justice. For several decades he has worked to ensure safe and welcoming schools for students of all sexual orientations and genders. He continues to be active in his union while joining the struggle against predatory bank practices. He has attended 68 Springsteen concerts and enthusiastically awaits the next tour.