Andrew de Geofroy is a 23 year old journalism and modern European studies student at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst. He grew up on Martha’s Vineyard and has lived in Albuquerque and Santa Fe, NM, and Aix-en-Provence in southern France. He has a twin brother, Alex, who is an engineering grad student at UMass and who wishes he was as cool as Andrew, but we don’t always get what we want out of life, and an older brother, Maury, who works a day job to support his art habits, and hosts a show called “Monkey on the Lam” on the new Vineyard station WVVY.
Andrew recently got married, proving that many of his ex-girlfriends were wrong about him and that someone actually can love him.
Andrew was the co-editor, along with his twin brother, of his high school’s paper, The High School View, which was published in the Martha’s Vineyard Times. He has written a bunch of fluff for the Vineyard Gazette as an intern and freelancer, and wrote a sports article for the Boston Globe, for which he was never paid. He has sold shoes, been a production assistant on an Academy Award-winning Paramount Pictures movie (Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events), driven and dispatched buses and most recently, been a taxi driver. In otherwords, he is unfulfilled and wondering what else is out there.
This is Andrew’s first blog, and it’s primarily for a class on online journalism, but it may turn into something else eventually. Andrew also finds it weird to write about himself in the third person.