Andrew BlackParish Associate
Born and raised in Santa Fe, Andrew completed a joint degree Juris Doctor/Master of Divinity at University of Louisville School of Law and Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary. After studying Truth and Reconciliation in South Africa and working with Legal Aide, Andrew worked in the U.S. Senate as a Field Representative for Senators Jeff Bingaman and Martin Heinrich covering issues of health, education, immigration, veterans, sportsmen and public lands. Andrew led the Senators’ anti-poverty initiatives building community-wide coalitions of local officials, community members, and leaders from non-profits, business, faith communities and foundations focused on promoting civic education, engagement, empowerment and equity in low-income communities. Andrew also helped spearhead environmental coalitions that led to the protection of the Rio Grande del Norte National Monument, the Columbine Hondo Wilderness Area and the Valles Caldera National Preserve. Andrew is an ordained Presbyterian Minister (PCUSA), an avid fly-fisherman, and passionate about the intersection of culture, community, conservation and collaboration.