Andrew specializes in academic writing, specifically in Philosophy, International Relations, and the Spanish culture.
Andrew's greatest strength is his ability to write, clear, concise, and effective prose that he can adapt to any medium. He excels at getting to the point and not burgeoning his audience with unnecessary details. However, he also has a flair for creativity, and can embellish and elaborate eloquently if the project so calls. He excels at writing both objectively and reflectively, and enjoys taking on projects of either nature. Andrew enjoys writing both creatively and philosophically in his free time, and particularly likes working on projects that focus on humanitarian goals.
Andrew composed and delivered a speech on the spirituality of suffering in the Harry Potter book series, illustrating the comparison between the protagonist's sacrifice and Christ's crucifixion. An excerpt of the speech can be found below. In addition, he assisted a priest in drafting speeches for his retreats. Furthermore, Andrew has produced a variety of materials for spiritual retreats and meetings, including: prayers, reflection questions, journals, fliers, and Christian Life Community sessions. Andrew has also written several academic and reflective pieces on spirituality for theology classes.
Andrew has not published any work in politics, but as an International Studies major he wrote extensively on the topics of politics, history, government, and international relations. He has studied the histories and political systems of countries in the European Union, Latin America, the Middle East, and Africa. Specifically, he excels in Spanish History, United States history, government, and political theory, the Israel-Palestine conflict, and the Cold War.
Andrew has not published any work in travel, but has traveled extensively and can write colorfully, insightfully, and with precision regarding international culture and geography. He has traveled to Spain, Nicaragua, and Uganda.
Andrew has primarily written academic articles/essays. His paper, The Paradox of the Will to Power: Desiring from Over-Fullness, won the 2014 Philosophy Paper contest at The University of Scranton and is published in Discourse, the undergraduate journal in philosophy at The University of Scranton. The introduction of the paper can be found below. Andrew's academic work also includes writings in the fields of philosophy, theology, political science, history, international relations, and English. Philosophically, Andrew specializes ethics and political philosophy, focusing on the works of Nietzsche, Plato, and Hannah Arendt. In international relations, Andrew has studied the histories and political systems of countries in the European Union, Latin America, the Middle East, and Africa. Specifically, he excels in Spanish History, United States history, government, and political theory, the Israel-Palestine conflict, and the Cold War. He also enjoys studying the romantics.