Andrew Pattison: Ambassador: Policy.
Andrew is currently an IGERT Research Fellow at the University of Colorado Denver School of Public Affairs. After receiving his BA in Biology from Skidmore College, Andrew worked as a conservation biologist for New York State and The Nature Conservancy in both Albany New York and Boulder Colorado. He later moved to Santa Fe New Mexico for two years to help a small group of friends and colleagues open a new progressive public charter school based on experiential learning.
In 2003, Andrew came to Denver with a desire to work in environmental policy at the state and local level and went on to work for two years on a number of political campaigns related to environmental and educational policy.
Since 2005 Andrew has worked as a research and advocacy associate at the Wirth Chair in Environmental and Community Development Policy supporting the Wirth Chair’s efforts in local and statewide sustainable development policy advocacy. In 2007 Andrew completed a Masters in Public Administration with a focus in Environmental Policy, Management, and Law at the University of Colorado Denver. For his masters thesis Andy wrote “Energy Management and
Conservation: Municipal Best Practices”, a joint project with the With Chair and the Colorado Municipal League. He is currently pursuing my PhD in Public Affairs at UCD with a focus on Sustainable Urban Infrastructure. Research interests currently center around the policy process issue around local energy climate and energy policy initiation and implementation. He has extensive experience conducting greenhouse emission inventories and producing climate actions plans.
Andy is currently a fellow in the Center for Progressive Leadership 2009 Colorado Political Fellows Program and a fellow in the 2009 Denver Community Leadership Forum. He is also a captain of a local ultimate frisbee team and enjoys numerous recreation activities in the outdoors of Colorado.