Andrew Spees '04

Major: Environmental Education
Work Crew: Campus Support
Current Job: National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)

Andrew Spees


Before he graduated with a degree in Environmental Education, Andrew Spees ’04 took time off school to work with the AmeriCorps NCCC program building homes with Habitat for Humanity, fighting wildfires, and teaching school in inner-city Baltimore.

He moved on to volunteer in Morocco with the Peace Corps, where his main focus was improving the efficiency of cook stoves to conserve natural resources. Back in the States, earned a MS degree in Appropriate Technology with a concentration in renewable energy at Appalachian State University in 2010.

After graduate school, Andrew worked on producing bio-gas from cassava root in Rwanda. Since his return from Rwanda, Andrew has been working for the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) in the gulf, monitoring the BP oil spill cleanup.