Andrew (ADJ 3rd grade) has wanted to become a teacher since high school and has always held an interest in traveling and volunteering abroad. After graduating from Santa Clara University in 2015, Andrew followed another one of his interests, sustainability, by working as a grant writing assistant in the recycling industry. After a year there, he decided it was time to pursue his goals of teaching and traveling by volunteering with BECA. Andrew hopes to begin a career in education and is excited to both teach and learn from this year’s wonderful 3rd grade class. Outside of class, Andrew is looking forward to improving his Spanish and seeing a part of the world that is new to him, and he is always looking for new recipes to cook and new books to read.