Andrew Young is the Network Coordinator of the MacArthur Foundation Research Network on Opening Governance and the Associate Director of Research at the Governance Lab.

Andrew is a 2013 graduate of the Media, Culture and Communication department of New York University’s Steinhardt School of Culture, Education and Human Development, where his work focused on the intersection of technology and society. His Master’s thesis, “The Need for Increased Transparency and Public Scrutiny in the World of Congressional Campaign Voter Data Collection,” featured original research into the data collection practices of the entire field of 2012 congressional candidates and won the departmental Distinguished Thesis Award.

Before joining the Governance Lab, Andrew worked as a researcher at the Markle Foundation, where his work centered on the use of information and communications technology to bolster economic security.

Prior to his graduate work at NYU, Andrew attended Pennsylvania State University and Goldsmiths College, University of London, where he studied English and Communications.