About Root Cause

Andy Kremer


Andy joined Root Cause as an Associate in August of 2018. His previous work has focused primarily on youth homelessness, trauma-informed care, mental health counseling, and organizational capacity-building.

As an undergraduate, Andy developed a passion for social justice -- particularly for our society‚Äôs most disadvantaged populations -- through his direct service experiences. As a Steering Committee and staff member with Y2Y Harvard Square, Andy worked to open and operate a student-run shelter for young adults experiencing homelessness in the Greater Boston area. He also served as a peer counselor, providing nondirective and nonjudgmental mental health counseling to fellow undergraduates. And as a Priscilla Chan STRIDE Fellow with the Phillips Brooks House Association, Andy trained aspiring undergraduate public service leaders in program management. Throughout these experiences, Andy came to believe that high-quality strategic thinking and organizational development can drastically amplify the social impact of nonprofits. 


Why do you do what you do?

I believe that all people should have an equitable opportunity to pursue and achieve their dreams, and I believe we get to that point in our society by working together in an inclusionary, thoughtful, and compassionate way. To that end, I strive to play whatever role that I can in bringing different people, organizations, and best practices together to create meaningful positive change.




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  • Harvard College, B.A. in Government

Favorite Books, movies, music

  • Harry Potter, The Stormlight Archive, Atul Gawande, John Green, Taylor Swift, The Lion King


  • NBA basketball, running, reading, hiking and long road trips