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Andrew Kirsch

2016 Water Leaders Class

kirschBorn and raised in Santiago, Chile, Andrew Kirsch attended an international school throughout his entire primary education. His father worked for the United Nations, which at an early age exposed him to social, economic, and environmental issues facing Latin American nations. While attending the international school Andrew was also exposed to many nationalities and cultures, which strengthened his understanding of the many commonalities among these. After graduating from high school, Andrew moved to Northern Virginia where he attended George Mason University and obtained a B.S. in Biology, which supported his deep interest in environmental and ecological studies. After obtaining his degree Andrew finally made the move to the Colorado mountains, which had been his ultimate goal since moving to the United States. 

Staying true to his interest in working in the environmental and scientific fields, Andrew ultimately started working as a water treatment operator for Eagle River Water and Sanitation District in 1998, where his tenure has grown into a 19 year career so far.  The last five years of Andrew's tenure have been as the supervisor for the Vail drinking water system. Throughout the entirety of his tenure, Andrew have been challenged in ways that have required tenacity while tackling multi-disciplinary, organizational, and environmental needs. 


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