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Drew joined Upstate Forever as a Land Conservation Specialist in May of 2019. Raised in the Upstate, he graduated from Clemson University with a Master’s degree in city and regional planning and a Bachelor’s degree in English - Secondary Education. Drew focused his Master’s coursework in environmental planning and his thesis studied the effects of land use policy, habitat connectivity, and urbanization on wildlife.
Prior to joining Upstate Forever, Drew worked 8 years at local municipal governments and high schools where he garnered experience with comprehensive planning, GIS, building codes, and community outreach.
In his spare time, Drew enjoys hiking and fishing local spots, spending time with his family, playing pickup soccer, and finding something new to learn.