Andrew Steele: OSB’s next big Deal?
From Western Kentucky, Andrew Steele is a 4th year student at The Ohio State University College of Optometry. You may recognize him from his service as OSU’s Trustee and the AOA PAC national liaison for 2013. When he is not interfering with death and saving vision, Andrew enjoys time with his two strapping young lads and smokin’ wife. This Portuguese-speaking buckeye also finds pleasure in Brazilian churrascarias, crystal light packets, Sharpie pens and casually working into conversation that he knows every state nickname. He has made it his mission to convince all cat owners they’re going to contract toxoplasmosis. Andrew’s love for amassing thousands in student loan debt, caring for two toddlers alongside his graduate-student wife, and taking five tests per week resulted in a feat usually reserved for the most seasoned individuals. A Zoster outbreak during first year finals left him isolated and avoided by classmates who thought he had leprosy. But Andrew rose from the crusty ashes of shingles and became involved with AOSA, AOA PAC, Beta Sigma Kappa and The Gold Key Honor Society. He looks forward to competing in optometry’s best event in The Keystone State!