Andrew Plague graduated from Grand Valley State University in 2016 with a major in Political Science and a minor in Philosophy. During his time at GVSU, Andrew served in the Student Senate, learning a lot about what it means to be an advocate. He also worked at the “Knowledge Market” at the Mary Idema Pew Library beginning in August 2013, where he was excited to be one of the first few employees hired there. A major highlight for Andrew was studying and living on the Allendale campus. It was through this experience and involvement that he was able to make lifelong friends and cherish his memories at GVSU.
After graduation, Andrew began his career working at Grand Valley in the Division of Inclusion and Equity. He supported Kathleen VanderVeen, then Associate VP for Equity, Planning, and Compliance, on the campus climate survey and other strategy and compliance projects. Andrew worked at GVSU until 2017, when he enrolled in law school at the University of Michigan. Andrew would later graduate from U of M Law in 2020.
Today, Andrew is working as an Associate Attorney at Jenner and Block in Washington D.C.. He specializes in government strategy, public policy counseling, and congressional investigations. Andrew primarily assists large organizations in navigating external public policy scrutiny, evolving regulatory environments, and government investigations. Andrew also has an active pro bono practice that primarily involves representing prisoners in civil rights cases.
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