Andrew Miller is a former Research Fellow at the GovLab currently pursuing a J.D. at Yale Law School. Andrew joined the GovLab after three years in the U.S. Senate, where he served on the legislative teams of Senator Jeff Merkley (D-OR) and Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT). During his time in the Senate, Andrew’s portfolio included banking, consumer finance, budget, tax, international trade, labor, and housing issues. While in Sen. Merkley’s office, Andrew helped draft the CROWDFUND Act, which legalized certain kinds of online crowdfunded investments and established a regulatory framework for the new crowdfunding marketplace. Prior to his work in the Senate, Andrew spent two years in the UK on a Marshall Scholarship, where his research focused on the changing politics of the Chinese media and its approach to covering sensitive foreign affairs topics.