Andrews is Director of the Mexican Migration Field Research Program at the University of California-San Diego. She is a leader in collaborative, community-action research at the US-Mexico border. Her research focus is state violence, gender, and grassroots advocacy among migrants from Mexico and Central America. Andrews also looks at how to forge spaces of regeneration and joy amidst climate & refugee crises. She is committed to training Latinx students as the next generation of US leaders, and integrates students directly into collaborative, applied, and trauma-informed research to make the world more just for migrants.