My name is Andra Graham and I’m first-generation American from a Latvian family. I currently live in southern California with my husband David and two pugs. I’m an Art Center College of Design graduate and have been a professional visual artist ever since. Our son attends New School in NYC and my two stepdaughters live close by with their beautiful babies. I have been running long-distance races since my first marathon in Nashville in 2005. Training on the trails in the local hills and mountains is one of my favorite pastimes. I am inspired to fundraise for NAMI-NYC because clinical depression and anxiety have touched my family through many generations. I have seen and experienced firsthand that it takes a village to help a person living with mental illness. NAMI-NYC provides consistent innovative outreach and resources that are truly invaluable. There is so much to do and understand and NAMI-NYC helps, every day.