In his role as Global Collaboration Specialist, Andrew Gerard supports faculty in the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources as they develop global partnerships. Specifically, Andrew identifies and analyzes opportunities for engagement with foundations and other potential supporters of faculty research and extension activities.
While working at CGC, Andrew is pursuing a PhD in the Department of Community Sustainability. As part of a Research Assistantship in Community Sustainability, he supports the USAID-funded African Great Lakes Coffee Support Program in Rwanda and Burundi. Prior to coming to MSU, Andrew was a Senior Program Officer at the Global Knowledge Initiative, an international development organization based in Washington, DC. There, he worked on programs related to collaborative innovation, policy analysis, and agricultural development in East and Southern Africa. Andrew holds a Master of Public Policy from Georgetown University, with a focus on International Policy and Development, and a Bachelor of Science in Behavioral Sciences from Andrews University.