Andrea Bastiani Archibald, Ph.D.
Andrea Bastiani Archibald, PhD is a developmental psychologist, thought leader and board member. She works with purpose-driven brands to engage and further the well-being, passions and potential of their stakeholders while advancing business objectives and driving social impact.
Andrea speaks as an authority on child development and family dynamics, female leadership, diversity, equity and inclusion, the intersection of social, emotional and physical health and cultural influences on young people. She serves as both a psychologist and strategic advisor to a variety of technology companies that prioritize authentic human elements within their best-in-class digital experiences: SkillsVR, Tribal Planet, TAG and U-Pledge, as well the Grace Children’s Foundation undergoing digital transformation. Andrea is also Principal at Chance Impact, a consultancy that partners with organizations, corporations and communities to create more equitable and inclusive cultures.
Andrea was an executive at Girl Scouts of the USA (GSUSA) for over 10 years, where she led the Research Institute and used such insights to advance the interests and needs of girls, drive the organization’s national strategy and the development of new partnerships, and integrate relevant, mission-based, digital solutions. During her tenure, she was the spokesperson for GSUSA, authored numerous program resources, and provided the child development expertise that continues to power the popular Raising Awesome Girls website.
Prior to joining GSUSA, Andrea was assistant professor of psychology at Concordia College. Over the years, her work has been published in numerous academic volumes and peer-reviewed journals in the fields of child and adolescent development, including the Journal of Research on Adolescence and the International Journal of Eating Disorders. Her expertise has earned her media appearances on The Today Show, Good Morning America, Fox News, CNN, NPR, BuzzFeed, and Mashable, and in such publications as the Washington Times, Fast Company, and Parents magazine.
Andrea received her doctoral and postdoctoral training at Columbia University’s National Center for Children and Families. During this time, she was also a Mellon fellow at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center’s Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic, where she researched and created programs for girls and women with anxiety, obsessive compulsive and eating disorders. Andrea is also the recipient of a Keck Foundation Research Fellowship in human development.