Andrew helps philanthropic organizations develop strategies, implement grant-making programs, and evaluate their work. He has extensive experience in policy development, state policy, advocacy campaigns, and communications strategy. At Arabella, Andrew’s helps philanthropic clients advance their policy and advocacy goals while grappling with questions of power, equity, and privilege. His work has largely focused on how funders can build equitable grant making practices to drive economic opportunity and health equity. Has worked closely with Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Pivotal Ventures, Rockefeller Family Fund, Episcopal Health Foundation, and others.
Prior to joining Arabella, Andrew was state policy manager at GLSEN, a leading LGBT organization focused on education policy. In this role, he led the organization’s work on the implementation of the Every Student Succeeds Act and managed a portfolio of grant-funded work to change state regulatory policy on school climate. He also worked for The Pew Charitable Trusts, where he ran state-based legislative campaigns to improve access to school-based oral health care for low-income and uninsured children.
Andrew got his start at Burness Communications, managing policymaker outreach programs for philanthropic clients, and at the Office of Government Relations at Carnegie Mellon University. He graduated from Carnegie Mellon with a bachelor’s degree in ethics, history, and public policy.