Dr Andrea Leong worked at NSW Health in the COVID-19 Public Health response, having started the pandemic testing nasal swabs in the lab. She previously worked in microbiome research after completing a PhD on antibacterial surfaces at UNSW in 2016.
Andrea was Fusion's lead candidate for the NSW Senate in the party's first federal election (2022). Previously, she ran as a Science Party candidate:
- 2019 federal election: NSW Senate
- 2018 Wentworth by-election
- 2016 federal election: Kingsford Smith
She became active in electoral politics when she saw a gap in the political landscape – no elected parties showed much interest in long-term planning. She has been proud to contribute to the development of a broad platform that promotes the wellbeing of people alongside environmental repair.
Andrea is also the president of RePlanet Australia, the local chapter of a global network of NGOs whose aim is to elevate humanity and liberate nature.
You can often find Andrea banging a drum at rallies and protests.