Andy was born in Redlands, California. He received his laurea breve diploma in Graphic Design from the Florence Institute of Design in Florence, Italy and his Bachelor’s degree from UC Davis, where he studied Art History and Italian Language & Literature with a focus on issues of gender and identity discrimination.
Prior to moving to San Francisco, Andy developed and coordinated programs for international undergraduate and graduate students at the University of California, Davis Center for International Education and School of Law, helping them navigate the American university system. He has a passion for connecting people and supporting access to education.
In his spare time, Andy works with the Djerassi Resident Artists Program and the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention to promote the arts and mental health advocacy, respectively.