Andrew M. Curran
School: Greenfield Community College
Degree: Associate degree in Arts/liberal arts
Andrew discovered the power of film to advance the cause of social justice at age 13 when he worked at a video store in his hometown of Concord. At Greenfield Community College, he was able to pursue this interest in both academic and community settings. Andrew played a lead role in a sociology class based on the international Inside-Out program, which brings college students into prisons to study alongside incarcerated students. As President of the Peace, Justice and Environmental Action Alliance, Andrew helped facilitate a themed film and discussion series on environmental issues. He was also a leader and founder of the GCC Film Society.
Andrew’s experience with film, courses, and community engagement has led to a strong interest in public policy. He graduated from GCC in December and is finishing his first semester at Amherst College.