C. Andrew Northrop, M.A.

C. Northrop

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Statewide Government and Community Vitality, Sustainable Tourism Educator
St. Clair County Extension Office



Masters of Arts, Sustainable Development
Bachelor of Science, Psychology

Andy holds a statewide appointment with Michigan State University Extension's Community, Food, and Environment Institute (CFEI), which focuses on developing strong sustainable community blueprints that strengthen relationships and social capital, foster innovative economic growth, and leverage and sustain our natural resources.

Originally a Michigander, Andy brings extensive international sustainable development experience to his role with Michigan State University Extension. His previous global experiences coupled with his current role support the community transformations necessary to attract and retain residents, visitors, investors, and resources. His programmatic area for MSU Extension helps communities uncover their economic, ecological, and social capital via capacity building and collaborative process. By engaging in this role, communities are able and willing to leverage their true potential to become places where people want to live, work, play, learn and return.

Program Areas Include:


  • MA, Sustainable Development - SIT Graduate Institute (2007)
  • BS, Psychology - Michigan State University (2001)



Memberships: National Extension Tourism (Chair), Society of Outdoor Recreation Professionals, Global Sustainable Tourism Council, National Association of Community Development Extension Professionals, and Community and Natural Resource Development Association

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