For almost 20 years, Andrea Weinstein held various positions at the University of Rochester. She began as the editorial assistant for a 2200 page text, The Principles of Surgery by Dr. Seymour Schwartz, and was subsequently responsible for assembling and editing the Pre-Test Self-Assessment and the Companion Handbook 7/e. Also in the school of medicine, she was an Instructor in Medical Humanities, leading a course on Madness in Film: A 60-year Retrospective.
More recently, she oversaw the River Campus Libraries’ development and external relations program, raising $10 million of the libraries’ campaign goal of $12 million. For many years she wrote and created the libraries’ communications, including their newsletter and website. Most germane, since its inception in 2001, she developed and produced the Neilly Lecture Series. The ongoing series included noted authors Edward Jones, Abraham Verghese, Ha Jin, Simon Winchester, Ann-Marie McDonald, Lawrence Hill and a host of others.
She was assigned to many special projects such as the BioMedical Engineering building and the Eastman Theatre East Wing Renovation, while maintaining oversight of the libraries’ development program. In 2014, she was asked to identify and cultivate a pool of almost 4000 prospects in the Buffalo region.
In 2009 and 2014, she was a guest poet in the Women in Music Festival at the Eastman School of Music. Her poems will be included in a soon to be published book about the history of the festival. She is currently working on two collections of poems, one on what it is to be middle-aged and the other on the fifth essence.
Andrea Weinstein is a native of Montreal, Canada and immigrated to the United States from Manchester, England. She attended Brighton High School, holds a BA from the State University of New York with a major in Medical Anthropology. She has a Master’s degree from the University of Rochester in Visual and Cultural Studies.