Andrew FlavinMaryland School of Public Policy Class of 2014
Andrew is a policy advisor at the U.S. Department of Commerce in the International Trade Administration. In this role, Andrew advocates on behalf of U.S. interests in the Information and Communications Technology (ICT) sector in the Asia-Pacific region on issues including cloud computing, e-commerce and digital privacy, and works to help U.S. companies overcome barriers to selling products and services abroad. Previously, Andrew worked as a management analyst at the Treasury Department, providing his bureau’s leadership with evidence-based recommendations on management issues related to employee satisfaction, finance, and organizational efficiency.
Andrew graduated in 2014 with a Masters in Public Policy from the University of Maryland at College Park, specializing in international security and economic policy. He has conducted and presented research on Chinese capital account liberalization, E.U. migration and foreign policy, and regional free trade agreements. As an undergraduate, he majored in economics and international relations at Wheaton College. Over the course of his studies, Andrew interned for the State Department in Washington and at the U.S. Embassies in Dublin and Ljubljana, for U.S. Senator Jeff Flake and for the Office of Legislative Affairs at Southwest Airlines.
Andrew was born in Los Angeles and grew up in Gilbert, Arizona. In his free time, he enjoys reading fiction, traveling with friends and playing bocce.