Andrea Lauer Rice has served as President of the Hungarian American Coalition for the past 5 years. Last year, she was elected US President of the Hungarian Diaspora Council and has focused on bringing the community together to face ongoing challenges.
She is co-founder of “Memory Project: Visual History Archive of Hungarian Emigration”, an award-winning nationwide initiative to record interviews with Hungarians who emigrated to the US. She actively uses her background as an author, teacher, game developer and website strategist to find new ways to reach the next generation. Her multimedia credits include: FF56! computer game, Freedom Fighters, a graphic novel, the www.FreedomFighter.com oral history website and 56 Stories and 56 Történet, two coffee table books that she presented at the White House in 2006, and a series of English-language booklets targeting 2nd generation Hungarians – “Magyars in America” and “1956 Freedom Fighters.”
She founded the Annual Atlanta Hungarian Festival and serves on the Board of the Kossuth Foundation, based in Washington DC. She has an MBA from Goizueta Business School at Emory University and a BA in Journalism from Lehigh University. Lauer Rice lives in Roswell, GA, with her husband Barton and children, Miklós and Jánoska.