Andrea Giesbretcht graduated from the University of Victoria with a BA in English and History before attending Malaspina University- College in Nanaimo, BC, for her Bachelor of Education. Before heading to Bhutan she taught English for three years in the remote jungles of Bruneii. Andrea is posted at the Tashidingkha Middle Secondary School, a boarding school about 4 hours drive from Thimphu, where she teaches English and History. As a long distance runner, her skills have come in handy as the marathon coach at her school. Andrea was part of the first group of teachers to be sent to Bhutan through The Bhutan Canada Foundation. She has lived and worked in Bhutan since 2010.