Andrae attended The University of Michigan on a partial Academic Scholarship, earning a B.A. with honors in Cultural Anthropology in 2006. He served in the U.S. Army, earning a scholarship to attend The William Knight Law Center at The University of Oregon, where he graduated in 2012. Andrae was honorably discharged from the Army in 2014, before attending New York University’s Tisch School of the Performing Arts, earning an MA in Performance Studies in 2015. In his free time, Andrae loves to write literary fiction, science-fiction and screenplays. His truest joys are his child and wife.