Andrea N. Goldstein has written for Task & Purpose since 2014, previously under the pseudonym Anna Granville. She served on active duty 2009-2016 as a naval officer, primarily with expeditionary forces. She holds a bachelor's degree in History from the University of Chicago, and is currently studying towards a M.A. in Law and Diplomacy from the Fletcher School at Tufts University. She still roots for the New York Yankees, despite living in Boston.