Age: 26
Home Town: Johnson City, Tennessee
Education: B.Sc. Physics; M.A. Religious Studies
Specific Field Interests: Livelihoods, Local Governance
Placement: Snow Leopard Conservancy - India Trust, Leh, Jammu and Kashmir
Area of Focus: Education

Highlights: Andrew is excited to join the Snow Leopard Conservancy - India Trust to work with the education program for monks and nuns as an AIF Clinton Fellow. He is a firm believer in the human ability and duty to serve our neighbors far and near. What is important to him is to always be engaged with people and collaboratively work for cooperation, empowerment, and sustainability. He has helped build houses in Trinidad and Tobago as well as Sri Lanka; researched nonlinear optics in France; taught tennis, 5th grade, and high school programs in the U.S.; and analyzed sanitation projects in India. He aspires to motivate these experiences into an informed and adaptive life mission of service. After spending ten months studying Urdu in Lucknow, he is grateful to continue living in India, engaging this perplexing place he calls home-away-from-home. Andrew holds a B.Sc. in Physics from Austin Peay State University, an M.A. in Religious Studies from the University of Chicago, and is always seeking to learn more.

Posts by Drew

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Lessons in Chulichan on Consumption: Part 1

As you travel out of Leh town, the first things you start to recognize are […]


Moderating May: Buddhism and the Environment in Ladakh

A two day conference, titled ‘Buddhism and the Environment in Ladakh,’ took place on 9th-10th […]


Finding February: Poetries and Homes

I called over to S [name changed], “Are you looking at this Rochelle D’Silva book?  […]


Discerning December, Part II: The Ethics of Engagement

From my previous post, we were left with concerns and implications from questions raised in […]


Discerning December, Part I: Defining Development

Almost exactly a year ago, I submitted two fellowship applications for work in India.  I […]


Navigating November: Personal Poetics of the Present

When I arrived to Leh, apart from the starkness to the beauty and verticality of […]


Organizing October: Lessons in Nubra Valley on Impermanence

Sometimes you have immediate and ready access to whatever you need — fresh fruits and […]


Shifting September: Lessons in Leh on Ecology

The word just sounds welcoming, like a soft, verbal hug.  Oftentimes, the second syllable lasts […]

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