Eden Prairie's Andrew Carlander Dreams of Capitol Hill

Eden Prairie’s Andrew Carlander sees Capitol Hill in his future.

Some lead and some follow, and there’s no question where Andrew Carlander falls on that spectrum. A senior at the International School of Minnesota, Carlander is taking five Advanced Placement classes this year, plays three sports, leads the Student Life Organization, and volunteers regularly, recently as a course marshall for the Twin Cities Medtronic Marathon.

As the administration-appointed head prefect of the Student Life Organization, Carlander oversees the progress and activities of the school’s student government, ensuring that everything runs smoothing and representing the school at major functions. His leadership experience has been honed by prestigious leadership seminars in Washington, D.C. and at Bethel University.

And when it comes to his future, Carlander has no shortage of ambition. “One of my ultimate goals is to be CEO of a Fortune 500. Another of my dream jobs would be a news anchor for a major national news broadcast company on television. Also, I want to be a politician someday on Capitol Hill, perhaps even president,” he says.