Andrew Withers

Graduate Research Fellow


Andrew is a graduate student currently pursuing a Masters of Science in Economics, with an anticipated graduation in Fall 2023. He successfully completed his undergraduate degree in Economics in Spring 2021 from Utah State.

In Fall 2022, Andrew became an active member of the CGO. His research efforts are centered around the critical theme of gene editing and species resilience. He made significant contributions as a co-author of the benchmark article titled “Cameras, Crowdsourcing, Computers, and CRISPR for Conservation.”

If given the opportunity to share one compelling fact with a global audience, Andrew would passionately convey the transformative power of habitual gratitude in making the world a happier place. Recognizing the importance of cultivating gratitude as a mindset and practice, he believes that it has the potential to bring about positive changes and improve overall well-being.

Looking towards the future, Andrew envisions a career in government service following his graduation. Driven by his passion for making a meaningful impact and contributing to society, he aims to use his skills and expertise in an environment where he can actively contribute to the betterment of communities and public welfare.

About Student Research Fellowships

Research Fellows at the Center for Growth and Opportunity work alongside CGO’s research staff and a worldwide network of scholars. Our fellows are integral components to the Center’s research process.

During their fellowships, graduate students have the opportunity to write independently as well as contribute to ongoing research. Students are guided through the research process as they help answer questions related to technology and innovation, environmental stewardship, immigration, and tax policy. CGO fellows are encouraged to share their research at academic conferences, poster exhibitions, and symposiums. Our fellows also work with the Center’s outreach team to get their research to the right people, at the right time in order to make real changes in the world.

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