Drew has a Ph.D. in clinical psychology and master’s degrees in counseling and psychology.

He has led over 300 retreats and workshops for more than 12,000 high school students and college first year students. He was a keynote at Stanford’s Residential Education Day Long Retreat in 2017, presenting on enhancing student belonging, cultivating healthy community, and promoting wellness. He was a member of Stanford’s Frosh 101 Committee and the Sub-Committee on Healthy Community, helping to develop the first ever Frosh 101 curriculum. Before coming to Stanford, Drew was an Assistant Professor and Interim Director of the Marriage and Family Therapy program at Saint Mary’s College of California. He has previously worked as a mentor and therapist to adolescents and young adults; as the associate director of youth and family programs; as a counselor in community mental health; as the director of spiritual care for hospice; and as a volunteer in AmeriCorps.