Andrew Whelan, MEM, MPP

Communications Manager

Andrew oversees outreach and engagement, content creation, communications strategy, and brand development. Andrew grew up exploring the lakes, mountains, and forests of upstate New York, inspiring his passion for the outdoors. Andrew comes to CleanAIRE NC with a background in water resources, wildlife conservation, and environmental communication. He previously worked with the National Wildlife Federation, advocating for the Great Lakes’ health and restoration. Andrew holds a double Masters in Environmental Management and Public Policy from Duke University and a Bachelor of Arts in Biology from Amherst College. Andrew is happy to be back in North Carolina with his wife and daughter after spending five years living in Michigan and New York. In his spare time, Andrew enjoys hiking, rooting for Duke basketball, and watching and talking about movies.