Andrea Austin is from Vinton, Iowa. She completed medical school at University of Iowa and residency at Naval Medical Center San Diego. She is currently an Assistant Professor of Military and Emergency Medicine at the Uniformed Services University and Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor at Keck School of Medicine at University of Southern California. She is Simulation Director at Navy Trauma Training Center. Her research focuses on simulation in medical education. She is a member of the American Association of Women Emergency Physicians (AAWEP) and co-founder of San Diego Women in Medicine (WIMS).