By Roadtrip Nation

Andrew Mayock


My road in life has been direct.
I grew up in Bluffton, Indiana, with parents who really emphasized the importance of public service and community organizing throughout my childhood.
I learned a lot about politics, policy, and law through a full-time internship on Capitol Hill during my junior year of college.
I decided to go to law school after earning my bachelor’s degree because I wanted to do more work with policy on a national scale in order to engage in public service.
During law school, I did an internship with the National Economic Council at the White House, which helped affirm who I was becoming and allowed me to figure out which areas I was most interested in.
I learned that within policy, I was especially interested in economic development—I began that route by working at the U.S. Treasury Department and the White House during the Clinton administration.
I then moved on to international economic development, working in the private sector and then eventually transitioning back into the public sector during the Obama administration.
I shifted into domestic economic development through my role at the Office of Management and Budget.
In my current role as federal chief sustainability officer for the Biden administration, part of my work includes progressing and supporting economic opportunity through the climate crisis.
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Federal Chief Sustainability Officer

I lead President Biden's efforts to improve the sustainability of the Federal government.

Career Roadmap

My work combines:
My work combines:
Upholding a Cause and Belief

Advice for Getting Started

Here's the first step for everyone

Get involved in the actual work of policy, community organizing, and public service as soon as you can. The more you get involved in the actual work—rather than just talking about it with friends or reading about it online—the more you'll be able to figure out what your true passions, calling, and excitement are for policy and community. This is also the way to more quickly find yourself in roles with higher career satisfaction as well as personal satisfaction.