Researcher, Advisor, Organizer
Andrés was born in Bogota, Colombia and immigrated to the United States as a child.
He has a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy from the
University of Texas Rio Grande Valley
with a focus on Existentialism, Political Economy, and Social Theory.
A Master of Arts
from the University of San Diego's School of Leadership and Educational Sciences with a
specialization in group learning and development and organizational leadership under the mentoring of renowned scholar-practitioner
Group Relations International
Andrés has over a
worth of experience in youth leadership development and community building and serves as the Director of Political Education for the
Young Progressives of America.
In the Summer of
, Andrés began supporting the Congressional campaign of former colleague Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez as a policy advisor and organizer. His work facilitated the incorporation of the
Federal Jobs Guarantee
policy onto the official campaign platform and helped in the vetting process of various academic resources.
Alexandria would go on to become the youngest woman in history to be elected to the United States Congress
Currently, Andrés resides in New York City where he is a Lecturer of Urban Studies at CUNY
Queens College and
Doctoral student at The New School For Public Engagement,
ivision of Policy Management and Environment. His research focuses on the Green New Deal as a site of political communication and policy analysis
. Andrés is a leading voice and proponent associated with the heterodox school of economic thought known as
Modern Monetary Theory
. He is a Research Fellow at the
Global Institute for Sustainable Prosperity
and a Visiting Research Fellow at the
University of Missouri Kansas City Department of Economics