Andrea M. Jensen, CHES, AE-C

Asthma Community Advocate Andrea M. Jensen

Andrea Jensen’s life changed in 2000 when all three of her children were diagnosed with asthma and then hospitalized over the next few years. She did what any mom would do – she quickly began learning more about asthma and how to control it. In the process, she realized that she too had asthma!

Originally trained as an Interior Designer, Andrea returned to school for another bachelor’s degree, this time in the field of public health. Her goal was to help other families learn more about asthma. Andrea is now a Nationally Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES), a Certified Asthma Educator (AE-C), and coordinates an Asthma Home Visit Program. In addition, Andrea authors a blog, “My Life as an Asthma Mom.” For the last 5 years, her blog has been listed as one of the best asthma blogs by Healthline. It was recently included in the U.S. Library of Medicine – National Institute of Health’s Medical Library and Archives. She is a board member of Allergy & Asthma Today magazine and involved in many other asthma education agencies in her home state.

Andrea loves Jane Austen movies, chocolate, and traveling (although not necessarily in that order). Asthma has become her passion, and now, helping others is her career.

Click here to read all of Andrea’s articles on Asthma.net