Point Scholar 2007 – 2010
Andrew graduated with Bachelor of Arts degrees in journalism and political science from Arizona State University, where he served as student body president, fraternity brother, and leadership scholar. He also graduated with a master's in higher education administration from Vanderbilt University's Peabody College of Education and Human Development. He founded Peabody's first LGBTQI organization, Peabody Queeries, to build community around queer topics in education for students, faculty, and staff. He also served as the first Graduate Assistant at the K.C. Potter Center, Vanderbilt's home to the Office of LGBTQI Life. He also spent six years as an admissions officer at Vanderbilt.
Andrew is currently Senior Assistant Dean of Admissions and Director of Access & Programming at Swarthmore College. He is also pursuing a Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) at the University of Pennsylvania's Graduate School of Education. Andrew plans to write his dissertation on how disclosure of sexual orientation to one's parents affects a student's access to college and need-based financial aid.
This alumni bio was updated with information provided in September 2015.