Andrew Yerkes is an Associate within the Fisheries Unit at Polar Research and Policy Initiative.
In May 2016, he received his Master of Arts in Law and Diplomacy from The Fletcher School at Tufts University, with a focus on development economics and international negotiation. His thesis focused on the effects of treaty overlap between UNCLOS and the Svalbard Treaty of 1920, and its effect on Svalbard’s Fisheries Protection Zone.
Prior to Fletcher, Andrew served with the Peace Corps as an English educator in a rural high school in East Java, Indonesia, for more than two years. Prior to that, he worked as an archaeologist based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and holds a BA in both the Spanish language and anthropology from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities.