Andrew was born in Baltimore, Maryland, but ultimately grew up in the state of Texas. Before he turned eighteen, he was elected as National High School President of SkillsUSA, a 335,000 member nationwide organization dedicated to improving America’s skilled workforce. He regularly traveled to Washington, D.C. to advocate for career and technical education, frequently addressing both state and national representatives, meeting with corporate leaders, and promoting education in technical schools.
Upon completing his tenure in the organization and graduating from high school, Andrew attended the University of Texas at Austin. While an undergraduate, Andrew was heavily involved in Eta Sigma Phi, a national Classics honors society, and worked as an Orientation Advisor for the university. During his senior year, he helped reopen Hogg Auditorium, the campus’ oldest performance arts facility, as the University Union's Event & Image Supervisor. He obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Ancient History & Classical Civilization with Natural Science honors after producing a thesis entitled “Anthropolatry Across Cultures: The Deification of Man.” Andrew then moved to Nagoya, Japan to work as an Assistant Language Teacher in the Japan Exchange and Teaching Program.
In Japan, Andrew instructed Japanese primary and secondary school students in English study. He worked directly for the City of Kuwana as a Language Education Advisor. He helped launch a successful English camp in Matsusaka that over three hundred children attend yearly. Regularly building lesson plans for children as young as three or as old as fifteen, he instructed over three thousand pupils during his time in the country. While in Japan, he also traveled to nearby countries such as South Korea and Taiwan.
After completing his tour abroad, Andrew then relocated to West Hollywood, California to a career at TestMasters, where he currently works as Student Advisor and Front-End Developer for one of world’s largest test preparation companies. Concurrently, he is the Hiring Coordinator for CyberActive, a driving education company that has pioneered an industry with its online courses. He assists with nationwide operations for both companies from their joint headquarters in Beverly Hills, California.
Professionally, Andrew is a special projects and operations manager with a strong focus on technology and human resources. He regularly undertakes business projects involving web design, digital marketing, search engine optimization, and digital advertising. In his free time, he enjoys writing speculative fiction, making video games, and creating pixel art.