Director of External Relations
Before joining Ed Trust–West, Andy served as the Engagement Director at Giffords – the gun violence prevention organization founded by former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and Navy combat veteran and NASA astronaut Captain Mark Kelly. At Giffords, Andy led strategic initiatives and collaborations with partner organizations and launched several national and statewide coalitions of grasstop leaders to champion gun safety. In addition, Andy has spearheaded organizing, advocacy, and fundraising efforts for a variety of pro-LGBT initiatives, and was a lead strategist for marriage equality in California. He has also worked on a number of electoral campaigns, including managing congressional races in the Sierra Nevada and Silicon Valley and serving on President Obama’s re-election campaign. A native of southern California, Andy is the son of working class, Chinese immigrants, and is the first member of his family to graduate from college. Andy holds a B.A. from Swarthmore College and an M.P.A. from Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs.