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Andrew Gruen

Class of 2009-2010

About Andrew

Andrew 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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