Drew’s family has a rich military background. His father and older brother both served in the Air Force, and Drew knew that he, too, wanted to serve his country. While an undergrad at Notre Dame, Drew enrolled in ROTC and, upon graduation, was commissioned into the Navy as a Nuclear Submarine Officer. He spent over six years with the Navy, stationed primarily in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, and deployed to locations across Southeast Asia. After his service was complete, Drew enrolled in Stanford’s Graduate School of Business to pursue a joint MBA/MPP degree program with a focus on energy systems and infrastructure. He interned at a few energy companies while in school and, shortly after graduating, started the renewable energy company Valhalla Energia in Chile with two classmates.