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Andre Fry is a 2016 graduate of the University of Maryland, College Park.

Andre was born to a multicultural family in Grand Forks, North Dakota. As a young child he spent his summers in central Russia with grandparents. His family later moved to the Washington, DC area.

Homeschooled, Andre's curriculum featured Latin, Russian, logic, rhetoric, and cello in addition to math and social studies topics.

In 2010 Andre was accepted into the Anne Arundel Community College's "Gifted & Talented" program, where he maintained a 4.0 GPA.

In addition to his frequent stays in Russia, Andre has also traveled to Greece, Italy, Hungary, Romania, and Costa Rica. He is a fluent speaker of Russian and Esperanto and competent in Greek and Italian.

Andre has extensively studied music theory, history, and composition with his father James, and studied pipe organ at the UMD School of Music with Dr. Theodore Guerrant. He has received numerous national awards for both music performance and composition.

In philosophy, Andre's main focus areas are aesthetics, ethics, and existentialism, with particular interest in the works/ideas of Immanuel Kant, Arthur Schopenhauer, Søren Kierkegaard, and Jean-Paul Sartre.