Term Endeavors Include:
1) Assist with restoration projects, field collections and monitoring
2) Community outreach and education initiatives
3) Volunteer recruitment, training, and retention
Andrew was born and raised in the Oklahoma Ozarks. Passionate about the outdoors, adventure, and service, Andrew achieved Eagle Scout in 2006 before graduating high school and subsequently serving with the U.S. Navy. After completing his military service, Andrew obtained a B.S. in biology from the University of Arkansas, and a PhD in ecology and evolutionary biology from North Carolina State University. His dissertation was on the relationships between biogeochemical cycling and aquatic parasites in Western Colorado’s high alpine streams. On his free time, Andrew enjoys fishing, hunting, canoeing, backpacking, and working on his project truck.