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Andrew Legan

Class of: 2015
Hometown: Dyersburg, TN
School: College of Arts and Science
Major(s): Ecology, Evolution and Organismal Biology

As a student at Vanderbilt, Andrew was active in Vanderbilt Students of Nonviolence (VSN), Manna Project International (MPI), and Workers Dignity Project/Dignidad Obrera (DO). He helped create the Education Chair position in MPI and was a site leader in Managua, Nicaragua. He joined the Ingram Scholarship Program as a 2nd-year student and conducted his summer project with Wildlife Conservation Society in Brazil. This project took the form of a Faculty Fellowship, supported by faculty mentor Dr. Malu Jorge.

Since graduating in May of 2015, Andrew has worked as a research assistant at the Max-Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology in Jena, Germany and as a field biologist supported by a Young Explorers Grant from the National Geographic Society Committee for Research and Exploration. He currently resides in Ithaca, NY where he is pursuing a PhD in Behavioral Biology in the Department of Neurobiology and Behavior at Cornell University, where he is supported by the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program.