Clay Andreen

Hometown: Nashville, Tennessee
College: Washington University in St. Louis

As a student at Washington University in Saint Louis, I was given the opportunity to travel to Madagascar in 2018 to further my passion for the outdoors and to work on a sustainability project, alleviating pressure on the local rainforest.

Originally from Nashville, Tennessee, I graduated from WashU in 2019 with a double major in finance and economics as well as a minor in computer science. I am passionate about the intersection of business and technology. As a student, I consulted for a few nonprofits in the Saint Louis area, and I am currently working at Capital One in Washington, D.C. An avid sports fan, I played on a club ultimate Frisbee team in addition to playing intramural sports at WashU. My senior year, I joined two different Latin dance groups, focusing on learning Salsa, Bachata, and Tango, and I performed in cultural shows and other expos. In my free time, I love playing guitar and ukelele and exploring the beautiful trails in the local state parks.

As an Overland student, my trips gave me a larger understanding of the world while also fostering confidence. Whether it was cooking fried chicken with three other people on my trip; hiking Cotopaxi, a stratovolcano in Ecuador; or relaxing on the beach after a long day of farming, each experience I had helped shape me into the man I am today. In 2017, I led New England Adventure and North Country Adventure, and in 2019, I led Sierra Explorer. I enjoy leading trips similar to the ones I experienced. I hope to be a catalyst for growth in each student’s life.