Andrew received his B.S. in Meteorology from North Carolina State University. During his time as an undergraduate, he twice interned with NASA researching the atmosphere of Mars for entry, descent and landing purposes. He then went on to receive his Ph.D. in Climate Dynamics from George Mason University, where his work focused on understanding the role that large-scale land-use change has on the local and global climate, particularly studying Amazon deforestation. He is interested in advancing the understanding of the relationship between the land-surface and climate system, investigating how land-surface changes impact the water cycle and exploring the societal impact these changes can have. He enjoys spending time outdoors, reading and is an avid fan of the NC State Wolfpack, Carolina Panthers and Washington Nationals.