Andrew Ross

Software Engineer & HIPAA Compliance Officer

Meet Andrew Ross


Andrew Ross is a Software Engineer at Cortina with a preference for TypeScript and GraphQL builds. One of his core competencies involves building out headless solutions — namely of the WordPress variety. Andrew also fills the role of HIPAA Compliance Officer for the organization.

Andrew earned degrees in Biochemistry and Bio Anthropology with a Chemistry minor from the University of Iowa (Iowa City, IA). Throughout his undergrad years, he conducted research in the field of Paleoanthropology. The research involved analyzing human skeletal remains and Neanderthal casts in the region of the TMJ to explore developmental and functional integration models contributing to varied growth trajectories in either species (unique morphologies throughout the TMJ region).

After graduating from Iowa, Andrew completed a Fullstack development boot camp at Northwestern University (Evanston, IL). He then went on to co-found a Development LLC in the greater Chicagoland area where he specialized in custom Headless WordPress builds for small-to-medium sized businesses. While juggling clients and projects, Andrew also worked as a Fullstack boot camp TA for Vanderbilt University in addition to becoming a course author on Headless WordPress and e-commerce builds with Newline, a tech education company focusing on emerging technologies. This happens to be one of those builds.