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Andrew Cordova '11

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Andrew Cordova '11 - Financial Crimes Analyst (Yale University)

Following his graduation from Yale University, Andrew Cordova ’11 moved to San Francisco to conduct research at the Institute for Innovation Law, focusing on intellectual property and regulation theory. After publishing several law review articles, Andrew accepted a job as a Financial Crimes Analyst with Stripe, an online payment processing company. Stripe provides the technical, fraud prevention, and banking infrastructure millions of companies use to start, run, and scale their businesses. Some of their larger clients include Amazon, Facebook, Lyft, Target, etc.

“I’ve always appreciated that Prep taught me how to think: What does the information tell us? What questions can I ask? How does it all fit together?" Andrew said, adding that, "The skills I learned at Prep were the foundation for my success in college, and they continue to benefit me professionally, both in research and in tech." 

Andrew stays in close contact with several of his Prep friends, talking to some of them on nearly a daily basis. And, he reaches out to some of his former teachers when he is back visiting Albuquerque. He continues to enjoy camping --- a love he first picked up as a Camping Associate with the Outdoor Leadership Program.

Our ’11 grad regularly gives to Sandia Prep’s Annual Fund. “I can definitively say that Prep was one of best things that has ever happened to me,” said Andrew, “so it's an obvious choice for me to continue to stay connected to the school and support its programs in whatever way that I can."