Andrew Pollack // Student Story

May 2, 2019

Andrew is an economics major at Colorado College originally from the Boulder, Colorado area. He is working on the Affordable Housing project this semester for the Quad. 

His professional interest is in real estate. Postgrad, he is joining a Denver based real-estate investment company that focuses on manufactured low-income housing. He is excited to embark upon a career in affordable housing and is grateful for the knowledge he has gained while working with the Quad.

Andrew is a former cheese enthusiast however his interest quickly turned into a problem. He currently is recovering from his “addiction,” but the late-night goat cheese in his fridge begs to differ. When he is not thinking about cheese, he is likely enjoying climbing a tree or honing his calligraphy skills. He is always looking for a new way to enjoy the great outdoors. He loves to explore nature with his friends and takes every adventure opportunity that he can. He spends entirely too much time working behind a screen and fundamentally rejects the concept of sleeping and eating. If his days were 8 hours longer, he would gladly spend those extra hours watching tasty videos on YouTube. 

When he was a young boy, he was convinced that Hagrid would come to his house with the good news, and sometimes he still lays awake at night waiting. “You’re a Wizard Andrew.” 

Andrew is enjoying collaborating with members of a more diverse community than his Colorado College colleagues. His experience with the Quad has opened his mind in ways that he was not expecting. The program is truly one of a kind and an incredible way to spend his last semester at Colorado College. 

The Quad is not only an asset for students who are looking to learn but also businesses and nonprofit organizations who are looking to grow. With a diverse group of opinions comes solutions that are untraditional and unexpected. The Quad brings forth creativity and problem solving that more traditional research and innovation cannot create.  

Andrew is graduating in May and sad to leave Colorado College, Colorado Springs, and the Quad behind but he is proud of the work that he has done on all fronts. He aims never to leave a place unless he believes it is in some way better than how he found it. Andrew has worked tirelessly to make an impact in his community and the people around him. While he is sad to go the time has come for him to move on. 

He wants to thank his mentors and parents for lifting him when he could not stand. In the words of Issac Newton “If I have seen further than others, it is by standing upon the shoulders of giants.