Andrew Keller is a candidate for the Master of Public Affairs (D.C. Concentration) at the LBJ School. He graduated magna cum laude in political science and journalism with a French minor at The Ohio State University, and he is specifically interested in the intersection of climate change mitigation and economic development, particularly in the developing world. After college, he worked as a project manager in the private sector, managing technical initiatives for small startups and Fortune 500 companies. Meanwhile, he volunteered with the Sierra Club’s Ready for 100 campaign, an effort to put cities on the path to 100 percent renewable energy. Working with the campaign in Columbus, Ohio, he helped push the consideration of community choice aggregation for 100% renewable energy, which appears on the city’s fall 2020 ballot. Keller is a volunteer researcher with The University of Texas’s Innovations for Peace and Development program, helping analyze data related to corruption in the developing world.
Keller hopes to find a Policy Apprenticeship working with the U.S. Congress, a climate-based advocacy organization, or an environmentally focused consulting firm.
Policy interests: City decarbonization, green economic development, institutional resilience