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M.A. Economics and Entrepreneurship Education
University of Delaware

B.A. Secondary Social Science Education
Florida Atlantic University

Contact Info

Phone: (314) 444-8567
Fax: (314) 444-8731

Research Division
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
P.O. Box 442
St. Louis, MO 63166-0442

For media inquiries contact:
Maria Hasenstab
Phone: (314) 444-8321

Andrea Caceres-Santamaria

Senior Economic Education Specialist

Andrea Caceres-Santamaria is a senior economic education specialist at the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis where she contributes to the ever growing award winning collection of effective resources for teachers. She was a high school teacher for the Palm Beach County School District for 10 years, and master teacher for 8 years for the Florida Atlantic University (FAU) Center for Economic Education. During her time as a teacher and working for the FAU Center for Economic Education she has written several lessons for publication focusing on topics such as behavioral economics, personal finance, and economics and regularly giving presentations at teacher workshops.

Selected Publications

Spring 2018: Writing of a lesson for a collection of lessons focusing on economics and the environment. My lesson is a hands-on activity where students think critically to innovate more efficient production methods that are greener and increase profits for a company.

Spring 2008: Writing of a lesson for a workshop held at Florida Crystals. This lesson focused on a hands-on approach for students to learn about the local agriculture in our community and how they maximize their crop growth through the process of crop rotation. The lesson included analysis of the factors of production, and opportunity cost using a production possibilities frontier. 

February 2017: Writing of an extension activity for a lesson published through the Council for Economic Education. The extension lesson is an activity that requires students to use the St. Louis Federal Reserve’s economic data database to analyze the trends in government budgets and its effects on the American economy.

August 2015-October 2016: Writing of a collection of lessons in Behavioral Economics to be taught in high school economics courses. Lessons are published through the Council for Economic Education: Math in the Real World EconEdLink publication of 2 lessons, Break Even Analysis and Exchange Rates.

October 2014: Professional recording of a lesson (Lesson 8: Productivity) from the Council for Economic Education, High School Economics.

Spring 2011: Contributor to the Financial Freedom Workbook for Understanding Personal Finance: Developed and wrote a chapter for the Florida Council on Economic Education’s Financial Freedom workbook focusing on how to pay for higher education.


2018 Florida Council for Economic Education Charles C. Harper Economic Educator of the Year

Two-time recipient of the Governors Awards in Economic Education for lessons in entrepreneurship

2011 Florida Atlantic University College of Education Excellence in Social Science Education Alumni award

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