Andrew was born in the shadow of the Colorado Rockies and raised in the expanses of Montana. He completed his Bachelor’s Degree (2001) in French Literature and Economics at the College of Saint Benedict/Saint John’s University in Minnesota.  He then taught, studied and worked in France for three years. While in France, he obtained a French Maîtrise in International Economics with a focus on European Integration at the Université Lumière Lyon II and served for six months with the U.S. Foreign Commercial Service at the U.S. Consulate.  Back in the U.S., he worked for one year in corporate sales before moving to Seoul, South Korea to teach English and explore East Asia and Siberia. He has also worked two summers in Yellowstone National Park and, while at IES, hopes to examine the role of the EU in international climate change policy.  Andrew is bilingual in English and French and speaks Spanish and Mandarin.