- MA, Literature, San Francisco State University
- Certificate in the Teaching of Composition, San Francisco State University
- BA, Literature, UC Santa Cruz
- De Anza College student for nearly two years before transferring to UC Santa Cruz
Mission College Faculty Recognition Award for Associate Faculty Teaching Excellence in 2006
Andy is a South Bay native, born in Santa Clara. Favorite things to do: hiking, reading, watching movies, playing party games and classic board games, listening to Rock and Jazz, and spending time outdoors.