Andrene joined the Los Angeles Black Worker Center (LA BWC) while enrolled at Los Angeles Trade Technical College, Carpenter certificate program. Previously, more than a few decades ago, she was enrolled at the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) but had to leave her studies to raise a family. During this time, she also became a professional with over 20 years of experience in service and operations management for Fortune 500 technology and distribution companies. In 2014 she went back to UCLA and received her degree. While attending UCLA, she produced a short film about the LA BWC, Under Construction: The Black Worker Center takes on the Job Crisis, about the LA BWC’s, “DoYouSeeMeNow” campaign to win quality construction jobs for Black workers. The film premiered at the LA BWC Open House in 2015.
Andrene is member of the Worker Justice Organizing Committee, and the LA BWC grassroots leadership committee. She has also served on the LA BWC training-subcommittee, LA BWC Strategic Planning Committee and recently served a project coordinator of the LA BWC’s BlackMusic, BlackWork Exhibit.