Andrew Linebarger, Data Analyst
Andrew brings experience in engineering, government, data management and analytics to The Recycling Partnership. In his role as Data Analyst, he is responsible for developing and maintaining national datasets for recycling programs and infrastructure, assisting with analysis, and supporting data-driven decision making at The Partnership. Previously, Andrew spent his professional and educational career understanding the ins and outs of sustainability. During his tenure as a Planner for the Solid Waste Management Authority, Andrew oversaw the process of streamlining data management practices of the 31 municipalities of Summit County, Ohio. Andrew earned a master’s degree in renewable energy and sustainability systems with a specialization in sustainability policy and management. He also has enterprise-level experience as a programmer, and as a designer with a civil engineering firm where he developed expertise working with geospatial and operational data.
Why I Care About Recycling
“We are at the point where we are beginning to see the results of our mistreatment of our planet. When our collective progeny look me to explain what I did in order to curb or correct these effects, I need to be able to respond with ‘Everything in my power.’ Building a circular economy is part of that solution.”
Personal Passions and Interests
In his spare time, Andrew tries not to maim himself coaching Long and Triple Jump at the high school level. Otherwise, he can likely be found educating his two nieces and two nephews about not being wasteful and why Avatar: The Last Airbender is the best television program in existence.
- Master’s Degree in Renewable Energy and Sustainability Systems with Specialization in Sustainability Management and Policy from Pennsylvania State University
- Video: Interview with Summit Education Initiative
Ask Andrew how to best interact with your data at alinebarger @ recyclingpartnership.org