Andrea Crowley-Hughes is a writer and media maker with a passion for helping women and underrepresented journalists thrive. She is a former reporter and managing editor of The Item of Millburn and Short Hills, where she covered the education beat while working to amplify the publication’s social media presence. To further explore an interest in the future of news on digital platforms, she earned an M.A. in Media Studies from The New School in New York City and co-founded The Refresh. She has worked on web and social media promotion projects for non-profits, multimedia artists and youth media organizations.