AASCU Graduates: The Difference We Make

Andrea Jenkins

Andrea Jenkins

Graduation Year: 1999
Degree Earned: BA
Institution: Metropolitan State University

Andrea Jenkins is a Minneapolis City Councilmember and curator of the Transgender Oral History Project at the University of Minnesota’s Jean-Nickolaus Tretter Collection in Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Studies. Jenkins was elected to the Minneapolis City Council Ward 8 in November 2017. She is the first African American trans woman to be elected to office in the United States, and received 70 percent of the vote.