Andrew was born and raised in South Bend, Indiana. He received his undergraduate degree in Biological Sciences from the University of Notre Dame in 2011 as a Lilly Community Full Scholarship Recipient. As a biology major, he led an innovative independent research project under the supervision of Dr. David Veselik, concentrating on antioxidant effects on growth factor pathways in breast cancer cells.
Andrew received his Master of Science from the ESTEEM program in August 2012, studying under Dr. Steven Buechler, Department Head of the new Applied and Computational Mathematics and Statistics program at UND. During his time in ESTEEM, Andrew visited Research Triangle Park in Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina, and helped to stimulate the incorporation of enFocus, Inc in 2012. As co-founding Fellow with enFocus, Andrew developed a novel community health program called Healthy Points© working with Memorial Hospital of South Bend and is currently pursuing seed capital for validation trials. In his time with enFocus, Andrew has aided in the management and completion of over 45 projects for multiple industries, providing millions of dollars of novel productivity for the regional economy. He has also helped to secure a grant award to enFocus from the Lilly Endowment in Indianapolis for $3 million dollars over five years. He is now the Executive Director at enFocus, aspiring to execute a sustainability and growth strategy.
Andrew is also a musician and former student-athlete. He competed internationally as a cellist, both as a soloist and as a member of the Hawthorne Quartet, and he played varsity baseball for the University of Notre Dame.