Andrew West attended Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia. He also holds a Bachelor of Commerce (with Distinction) and a Certificate in International Learning from the University of Alberta. During his undergraduate studies, Andrew completed an exchange to Royal Holloway, University of London, was Vice President of the Business Exchange Association, and was a Minister at the 2015 G20 Youth Summit in Germany. As a Co-Op student, Andrew worked for Canadian Western Bank and the Government of Alberta.
In law school, Andrew was involved with the student newspaper, the Sports and Entertainment Law Society, and played intramural hockey. He also completed the Business Law Specialization. In his final semester, Andrew completed a placement with the Nova Scotia Court of Appeal.
Outside of school, Andrew has volunteered extensively with the Alberta Cancer Foundation and the Edmonton Valley Zoo Development Society. In his spare time, Andrew enjoys hockey, golf, watching documentaries and cooking.