Andrew Benedict-Nelson is a founder of GreenHouse, a group that helps solve some of the world’s most interesting social problems in collaboration with institutions in North America, Europe, and Africa. Together with the other founders of GreenHouse, he serves as an Innovator in Residence at the University of Southern California’s School of Social Work.
A writer and editor, Benedict-Nelson’s work has appeared in the Times Literary Supplement, the Los Angeles Review of Books, The Common Review, Bookmarks, Another Chicago Magazine, and other venues.
He holds a Master of Arts degree in the History of Medicine from The Johns Hopkins University, where he investigated the teaching of anatomy and surgery in early modern Spain. He also earned a Bachelor of Arts from Northwestern University, where he worked on various topics in the history of science and medicine.
A Midwesterner by upbringing if not by birth, Benedict-Nelson resides in Gardner, Kansas, with his wife and two dogs and a cat.