Driven by discrepancies and a passion for balancing the scales, Andrés has committed himself for decades to making a difference in the lives of undeserved children. He earned his BA from Hamilton College, an MA from Teachers College, and continues to work as an educator, researcher, and advocate. As a funder, Andres led work in adolescent literacy, as well as college and career ready standards and assessments, including the writing and adoption of the Next Generation Science Standards.
Most recently, Andrés led a partnership between the New York Hall of Science, public schools, and first-generation Latinx families in Corona, Queens. He currently serves as EDC director of STEM education strategy, and is a national expert in science, educational technology, and policy. He also has extensive experience in philanthropy, having served as a program officer at the National Science Foundation and Carnegie Corporation of New York. In his spare time, Andrés enjoys cooking, exercising and listening to jazz music.