Andrew Colson, a native of Birmingham, AL, graduated cum laude from the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) where he majored in International Studies and was a member of the Global and Community Leadership Honors Program. While at UAB, Andrew was actively teaching after-school art courses, leading workdays for Birmingham Metro youth, and facilitating and leading community service camps in his beloved Birmingham community. He has also had the opportunity to study abroad in Japan, and hopes to travel all throughout East Asia in the future. Andrew plans on pursuing an MPA in Nonprofit Management from UAB after his tenure at Impact, as well as developing a career working with and possibly establishing a nonprofit that focuses on youth empowerment and education reform.