She Believed She Could, So She Did.
Andrea, "Andi," Parhamovich was killed on January 17th,
Baghdad, Iraq by a group of terrorists on her return from a political
party training session. Born in the small town of Perry, OH on June,
16th, 1978, Andi came into this world wanting to make a positive
difference through every experience that life had to offer.
After graduating from Marietta College, Andi quickly satiated her
affection for self-discovery and the unknown by moving to Boston,
She began her career in political communications with the
Massachusetts Governor's office and Department of Economic
After leaving Boston in 2003, Andi moved to New York
and worked in the corporate communications office at Miramax Films
later at Air America Radio. Yet Andi's fierce spirit and
determination to make a difference in this world were made most
apparent when she moved to Baghdad in August of 2006. Andi did not
support the Iraq war; but believed strongly in promoting democracy
being a part of history in a positive way. She accepted a job with
International Republican Institute in Iraq before joining the National
Democratic Institute in late 2006.
Andi wanted to use her education and skills as a communications
specialist to help Iraqi political party leaders and parliamentarians
develop strategies to rea
ch out to voters and constituents. Andi's
work helped to build the kind of national level political institutions
that can help bridge the sectarian divide and improve Iraqi lives.