Andrew Michaels
Associate Director, Milken Scholars


Andrew Michaels is the Associate Director of the Milken Scholars Program.  Prior to joining the Program in October 2017, Andrew worked as an attorney in the litigation division of Carlsmith Ball, LLP—Hawaii’s oldest law firm.  Before practicing law, Andrew was a teacher of health sciences at Waipahu High School (WHS) on the island of Oahu, where he taught with two former Milken Educator Award winners—Carl Matsumoto and Michael Sana.  Andrew was the first National Board Certified TeachForAmerica teacher in the state of Hawaii, and he was a recipient of the Public Schools of Hawaii Foundation’s (PHSF) Tom Adams Award for having the top PSHF-funded curriculum project in Hawaii.  In his nine years at WHS, Andrew helped health sciences students attain paid internships at the National Institutes of Health and the University of Hawaii Cancer Research Center.  Prior to his work in education, Andrew was a consultant at Avascent in Washington, D.C., the leading strategy and management consulting firm serving clients in the aerospace and defense industry.  Andrew received a Bachelors and Masters degree from Stanford University, and a Masters in Education and Juris Doctorate from the University of Hawaii.