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Andrew Reighart

University of Maryland, School of Public Policy
Class Year: 2015
Employer: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Position: Environmental Policy Analyst
Discipline:

Public Policy

Climate change, energy efficiency, renewable energy, international relations, foreign affairs

Andrew is an environmental policy analyst at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, where he works in the Office of Air and Radiation, Office of Atmospheric Programs, Clean Air Markets Division, Market Operations Branch on domestic acid rain and climate change policy. Beyond this, Andrew also leads the EPA’s LGBTQ+ affinity group and volunteers as a Response Support Corps member, deploying to the U.S. Virgin Islands in December 2017 as a Logistics Section Chief to assist with emergency response efforts following Hurricanes Maria and Irma.

Since completing his Master of Public Policy degree at the University of Maryland School of Public Policy, where he specialized in environmental policy and international security and economic policy, Andrew has also worked within EPA as a biochemical pesticide registration specialist in the Office of Pesticide Program (OPP)’s Biochemical Pesticide and Pollution Prevention Division, and an economist in OPP’s Biological and Economic Analysis Division. He also completed a brief stint as a policy fellow at the Chesapeake Climate Action Network.

During his time at Maryland, Andrew interned with Equality Maryland, the International Energy Agency Hydrogen Implementing Agreement, the U.S. Department of State Bureau of Energy Resources as a Harold W. Rosenthal Fellow in International Relations, and the U.S. Department of the Treasury in the Office of Environment and Energy. He also studied abroad in Indonesia, Morocco, and Peru, was active in student government, was recognized as an outstanding LGBTQ leader, and was inducted into the Pi Alpha Alpha Honor Society for his academic achievement.

Prior to the University of Maryland, Andrew earned a Bachelor of Arts in public policy studies and political science from St. Mary’s College of Maryland, summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa, with minors in economics, environmental studies, biology and French. For his senior thesis, he analyzed international case studies of carbon pricing mechanisms in order to best design a carbon tax capable of passing Congress. Andrew also studied abroad in Ecuador, Australia, and France, served overseas at the U.S. Mission to the OECD in Paris, France and was as a Greater Research Opportunities Fellow with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Office of Global Affairs and Policy.

Andrew is originally from Towson, Maryland and currently resides in Arlington, Virginia, where he serves as an Officer of Election and regularly volunteers on progressive political campaigns.

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