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Amara Andrews is a mother, businesswoman, and community leader. Originally from California, she has lived and worked in Cedar Rapids with her family for nearly ten years. Amara is currently the head of business development and communications for the transportation division of TrueNorth Companies in Cedar Rapids. Her husband Kahlil is a surgeon who operates a small private practice in the Corridor. They have four kids: Amanda, Tyler, Aidan, and Hope. In addition, the Andrews' family includes two dogs Luke and Cali Bear, a bearded dragon named Kobe, a blue iguana named Bligga, and a chameleon named Mango. Amara has served on the board of the Boys & Girls Club of Cedar Rapids and currently serves as president of the board for The Academy for Scholastic and Personal Success and vice president of the board for the Advocates for Social Justice.
After graduating from the University of California at Berkeley, Amara went on to receive a law degree from the UCLA School of Law. Amara is passionate about community and believes Cedar Rapids is a place where all people can thrive.
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