Andy received his PhD in Geography from the University of Florida (UF), where he currently serves as adjunct and coordinates the Master of Sustainable Development Practice program. He worked for 15 years with Wildlife Conservation Society in Bolivia and Ecuador. In Bolivia he collaborated with Erika Cuéllar to support conservation and community wildlife management with indigenous Isoseño-Guaraní, Chiquitano, and Ayoreode communities in the Kaa-Iya del Gran Chaco landscape. Five species of armadillos are important prey species for subsistence hunters. In Ecuador he supported landscape conservation efforts by indigeous organizations in the Amazon (Waodani, Cofán, Kichwa, Sápara) and Chocó (Awá, Chachi) regions. He has also worked extensively with camera trap surveys for mammals in both countries.