Andrew Schroeder is the Director of Research and Analysis for Direct Relief, one of the world's leading humanitarian health-care NGOs. He leads Direct Relief's GIS and crisis mapping work, including recent partnerships to deploy Facebook Disaster Maps with public sector emergency management agencies. His work has been covered, cited and published in the Lancet, the New York Times, the Washington Post, Fast Company, and many other publications. He is also the cofounder of WeRobotics, a global NGO based in Switzerland which builds local capacity in robotics applications for humanitarian aid, global health and environmental protection. He received his PhD from New York University and his Master of Public Policy from the Ford School at the University of Michigan.