San Diego Chapter
Andrew Biros serves as the Associate Director of Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship at the University of San Diego’s Joan B. Kroc School of Peace Studies, and is the Founding Director of Spark @USD, the University’s Institute for Social Innovation. He leads a cohesive portfolio of high-impact initiatives that expands learning for students, and establishes the University of San Diego as an epicenter of social innovation and entrepreneurial thought leadership. This includes directing the Fowler Global Social Innovation Challenge and developing the USD Teaching Cases on Social Impact.
Beginning his career as a community organizer in West Philadelphia, Andrew pursued a path in public education. He received the Leonore Annenberg Teaching Fellowship from the Woodrow Wilson Foundation in 2011, and spent years working with learners and communities seeking to bridge the gap between learning, entrepreneurship, and social innovation. Prior to joining the University of San Diego in 2021, Andrew worked with communities across the United States as a strategic leadership consultant, partnering with learning organizations concerning organizational change and leadership development, focused on innovation and social impact.
Always seeking to connect ideas and people, Andrew’s doctoral research at University of Southern California focused on how organizational leaders enact the positive change their stakeholders deserve.