Ms. Andrews was born in Toronto, raised in Sault Ste Marie and attended the University of Western Ontario in London. She has a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in English Language and Literature (with a strong interest in Psychology), and a Bachelor of Education in Primary and Junior education.
Growing up in the 'far north', Ms. Andrews enjoyed camping, hiking, downhill and cross-country skiing, and living in the countryside with an apple orchard, a family dog, her parents, and three siblings. She was involved in both competitive highland dancing (culminating in a Teacher's Certificate) and cheerleading while in high school. She also plays guitar and has been a singer in several bands over the years. She is a music lover, a born organizer, a film enthusiast, an avid reader, and is happiest when renovating and redecorating rooms in her home.