Nominating Institution: Northwestern University
Field of Interest: Social Sciences (Political Science, Sociology, etc.)
Placement Organization: OhMyNews
Placement Location: Seoul, South Korea
About AndrewAndrew Gruen is a program manager, reporter, sociologist, and software executive. Currently a Manager of Strategic Initiatives at Facebook's Election Research Commission and an affiliate at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University, he works at the intersection of privacy technology and policy to enable credible, independent, peer-reviewed research on social media's impact on elections and democracy. Previously, Andrew founded Working Paper, a consultancy that served the academy and industry at the intersection of journalistic business models and new ways to inform the public. He also served as Chief Communications Officer for Seven Bridges , a firm that develops tools to analyze genomic sequencing data at population scale. He led the company’s participation in the White House’s Cancer Moonshot program, with a particular focus on more creating more accurate, less invasive, genomics-based cancer diagnostics . As a Luce Scholar , Andrew worked in South Korea for the world’s largest citizen journalism organization, OhmyNews. Andrew has also worked for and with research universities and media companies, including the Northwestern University Media Management Center, the University of Southern California Norman Lear Center, the BBC, Hearst Television, CNET, and The Texas Tribune. He holds a PhD and MPhil in sociology from the University of Cambridge , where he was a Gates Cambridge scholar, and a BSJ from The Medill School at Northwestern University . Andrew is also an active alumnus of the Gates Cambridge and Henry Luce Foundation fellowships.
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