Andrea Neal is a history and English teacher at St. Richard’s Episcopal School in Indianapolis and adjunct scholar with the Indiana Policy Review Foundation. She writes a column, Indiana at 200, that examines the top 100 events, figures and ideas in Indiana history, leading up to the celebration of the Indiana Bicentennial in December 2016. Until 2003, Neal was a journalist, most recently at The Indianapolis Star where she served as reporter, assistant city editor, editorial writer and editorial page editor. In 1998, she was awarded First Prize in the National Awards for Education Reporting. Before she joined The Star in 1989, she worked eight years for United Press International, covering the Indiana Statehouse and the U.S. Supreme Court. Neal graduated magna cum laude from Brown University in 1980. She serves on the boards of directors of the Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site, Young Voices of Indianapolis and the Society of Indiana Pioneers. She was appointed to represent the Fifth Congressional District to the State Board of Education by Governor Mike Pence in June 2013.