Andrea Tirres

Andrea Tirres
Staff, Research and Sponsored Projects (Office of)
Manager, Interdisciplinary Network - Office of Research and Sponsored Projects

Andrea Tirres is the Interdisciplinary Network Manager. As the first person to fill this position, her efforts center on creating a framework through which research teams, communities of practice, centers, and individuals are provided with strategic opportunities, tools, and knowledge to advance interdisciplinary research and activities. Tirres manages the Interdisciplinary Research Enhancement Program which provides seed money to interdisciplinary teams, provides strategic support to Expertise Connector, helps launch communities of practice, creates opportunities for researchers to connect with each other in formal and informal settings, and elevates the challenges and successes of interdisciplinary efforts on campus. She is co-advocate for the Interdisciplinary Research and Education Community of Practice and also serves on UTEP's Interdisciplinary Research Building Committee and the President's Advisory Committee on Campus Sustainability. Tirres has contributed to a variety of projects during her career, including shared water resources in the context of individual, community and government management, affordable lending products within the financial services sector, and community development. She holds an M.P.Aff. from the University of Texas at Austin and a B.A. from Stanford University.


  1. Community of practice
  2. Sustainability
  3. Translational
  4. Transdisciplinary
  5. Team science
  6. Interdisciplinary


  1. ProQuest/Pivot Funding Opportunities