Andrew Watrous previously spent three years at the National Foreign Trade Council in Washington, D.C., where he worked on trade policy and composed economic and political analysis of developments in North Africa for members of the US-Libya Business Association. As a Fulbright researcher Andrew conducted a study of political bargaining in Moroccan municipalities, focusing on the Justice and Development Party and Socialist Union of Popular Forces in the cities of Beni Mellal, Tetouan, Rabat, and Agadir. Andrew is a recipient of the Fulbright Critical Language Enhancement Award and completed the Arabic summer school program at Middlebury College. Andrew is also a graduate of the Center for Arabic Study Abroad program in Cairo, Egypt and a 2009 graduate of Princeton University with a degree in Public and International Affairs.