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Dr. Andrea Nelsen

for MN State House District 55B

Andrea would be proud to represent the communities of Prior Lake, Jordan and the surrounding townships in the Minnesota State House of Representatives.

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My Background.

I’m a sixth generation Minnesotan, with roots in Kandiyohi County, where I grew up. I graduated from Willmar Sr. High School, and earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Carleton College. After college, I spent a year in Copenhagen, Denmark, as a Fulbright Scholar. I then attended medical school at Cornell University in New York City, followed by psychiatry residency at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas. Since returning to Minnesota in 2013, I have had the privilege of working throughout greater Minnesota to help patients meet their mental health needs.


I also recently completed a Masters of Public Health at the University of Minnesota as well as a program in Wilderness Medicine, and in 2016-2017, I had the honor to pursue a fellowship at the Mayo Clinic. My work in health care focuses on epidemics, mental health, and on the changing physical and emotional relationship humans have with our environment. I live and work in Prior Lake, where I am a member of the Citizens Engagement Committee. I also serve as a volunteer doctor with the Minnesota Medical Reserve Corps, and I have had the honor of providing volunteer medical care to patients in Africa, where I was moved by the heartbreaking need I saw.

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