Andrea Beck

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Drake University
McDonald's, Chocolate, Bread
  • One of Andrea's Mashed pieces covers the important difference between the first Kroger's and the modern grocery store.
  • In a similar story, she also explained why you'll never be able to visit the first Costco.
  • If you ever wondered about the background of the ice cream sundae, Andrea's recap of the dessert's strange history will prove elucidating.


While attending Drake University, Andrea worked as the editor-in-chief of Drake Political Review. After graduation, she began work as an editorial assistant for Meredith Corporation. In 2019, she became the Assistant Garden Editor at She contributed articles to Mashed from October to December 2020.


Andrea graduated from Drake University in 2018 with dual majors in Magazines and English.
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Stories By Andrea Beck