Born 1961, certified educator, State Secretary (ret.)
Andrea Hoops studied education, specialising in adult education, at the University of Hanover and worked as a lecturer in adult education.
She has been an active member of the Green Party since the mid-1980s. From 1990 to 1998 she was a member of the Lower Saxony state parliament, where she was spokesperson for higher education policy, women's policy and cultural policy, and (deputy and) parliamentary group leader (1994 to 1996) of the state parliamentary group of Alliance 90/The Greens.
After her rotation from the state parliament of Lower Saxony, she was involved as a board member in the establishment and implementation of an international university project, the "International Women's University- ifu" and was active on the executive board of the Foundation Life & Environment/Heinrich Böll Foundation Lower Saxony.
From 2000 to 2009 Andrea Hoops was Deputy Secretary General of the German Student Union, and from 2009 to 2013 she was Head of Department in the Senate Department for Education, Science and Research of the State of Berlin. In February 2013, she was appointed State Secretary in the Lower Saxony Ministry of Science and Culture. She held this position until the change of the Lower Saxony state government in November 2017, including serving on various federal-state committees.
Andrea Hoops was a member of the advisory board of the Studienwerk (2016 to 2019), has been a member of the Green Academy of the Heinrich Böll Foundation since 2018 and a member of the Foundation Board of the Foundation Leben & Umwelt/Heinrich Böll Foundation Lower Saxony since 2019.
The General Assembly of the Heinrich Böll Foundation elected Andrea Hoops to the Foundation's Supervisory Board in November 2020.