Andrew Reighart

Maryland School of Public Policy
Class of 2015

Andrew is a recent graduate of the University of Maryland School of Public Policy where he specialized in environmental policy and international security and economic policy. 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 most recently with 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. As an undergraduate, Andrew served overseas at the U.S. Mission to the OECD in Paris, France and 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. He has advanced competency in French and beginning competency in Mandarin. Andrew currently serves as Vice President of the Robertson Alumni Board.