Andrew recently graduated from the University of Arizona with a master's in urban planning during which he focused on climate adaptation and energy transitions. His driving force is to create resilient rural and urban areas through using environmentally friendly, socially equitable, place-based, and financially viable solutions. During his studies, he took part in various projects including:
- Research on using microgrids to promote rural resilience, environmental justice, and energy equity
- A GIS-based parcel analysis to guide real estate acquisition and development goals for the expansion of Tucson Electric Power's 138kV transmission and substation network
- Authored the regional climate threats section of the forthcoming University of Arizona Climate Action Plan
- Co-authored and led the facilitation of a conflict resolution simulation about the North Atlantic Right Whale and the nexus of local culture, regional economic needs, and national priorities.
Since graduating Andrew has been busy. In addition to job searching, he assisted his neighborhood association with their plan update, supported the Sonoran Institute in drafting the Arizona Report for their Growing Water Smart Program, and began volunteering with El Grupo, a program that empowers youth through riding bikes. He is also studying for both his AICP exam and the LEED GA credential.
Andrew is currently based in Tucson and is looking for work there as well as remote opportunities across the US. Don't hesitate to reach out if you have an opportunity you would like to discuss!