Alum Robert De Andreis' 1980s Columns on AIDS Resonate Today

Thursday, June 25, 2020

BAY AREA REPORTER -- De Andreis never intended to become a writer, according to his bio in the collection of his columns. A fifth-generation San Franciscan, he received his Bachelor of Arts with honors in drawing and painting from San Francisco State University. He had also studied classical ballet and traveled to New York to advance his dance training at the School of American Ballet.

However, realizing he had started too late to dance professionally, he returned to SFSU to begin a master’s program in film production and even had a short film shown at Frameline, the San Francisco LGBT film festival.