Andy Koenig, GSAS

Andy Koenig, GSAS

Andy Koenig is a G1 in English at Harvard, where he hopes to study twentieth-century literature and issues of migration and displacement. He is particularly interested in matters of cultural literacy, public education and the transition from high school to college for public-school students. A Los Angeles native, Andy received his BA from Yale in 2016 and has lived in the Northeast ever since. Once more he finds himself trading the sunny skies of Southern California for the moodier climes of New England. Before returning to school, Andy wore many hats: tutor; teacher of night school and continuing education students; reporter; copy editor; and, perhaps most intriguingly, party planner. He was once a delivery boy for a baking startup. For all the variety in his work history, he has always taken the most joy in helping others develop their skills as writers and communicators, while also helping shepherd the stray comma or semicolon.  When he’s not busy reading novels and writing papers, Andy can be found watching old Hollywood films at the Brattle Street Theater, visiting the Massachusetts Historical Society (he just joined!), pretending to jog along the Charles, and perusing the shelves of the Harvard Book Store.