Andrew Whalen

Commerce Editor, Environment & Pets

Brooklyn, New York

Andrew Whalen The Spruce Pets


Hamilton College


Andrew is a commerce editor for Treehugger and The Spruce Pet. His writing has appeared on Popular Science, Inverse, Newsweek, and Vice. 


  • Andrew is a horticulturalist in training at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden.
  • An experienced backpacker, Andrew has hiked more than 1,000 miles of the Appalachian Trail. 


Andrew has written about new species, pet behavior, what paleontology can tell us about modern biomes, and why sea urchins wear tiny hats. He lives with his wife in Brooklyn, where he spends too much time visiting his favorite street trees. Previously a fossil collector, newt keeper and aquarium enthusiast, Andrew now has his hands full with two cats, Church and Wally.


Andrew has an Honors Bachelor in Arts in English from Hamilton College in Clinton, New York and is studying toward a Certificate in Horticulture from the Brooklyn Botanic Garden.

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