Andrea Topper is a bi‐lingual and bi‐cultural certified Social Worker. She began her career while working in New York City at a not‐for‐profit law firm. In 1995, Mrs. Topper graduated from the State University of New York in Stony Brook, where she received a Masters of Social Work degree and immediately afterwards received New York State Social Work Certification. In 1997 Mrs. Topper began employment with the EAC Network, a large non‐profit human service organization that serves over 70,000 people throughout New York , aimed to improve the health and emotional well-being of children, families and communities. Mrs. Topper is the mother of young men, Keith age 21 and Chris age 20, both diagnosed with galactosemia. Mr. and Mrs. Topper, along with their two sons and two puppies reside on Long Island, New York.