Name
Title
Christine Andres, PhD
Managing Director
Natasha Arnold
Project Manager
Josh Bishop-Moser, PhD
Principal Researcher
Sridhar Kota, PhD
Executive Director
Tom Mahoney
Associate Director
Sara Samuel
Research Analyst & Webmaster
Justin Talbot-Zorn
Senior Advisor for Policy and Communications
Mario Urdaneta, PhD
Senior Technology and Policy Specialist

Staff Photos & Short Bios (in alphabetical order)

Christine Andres, PhD

Christine is leading the MForesight team in delivering on our mission. Prior to joining MForesight, she worked as a Foreign Affairs Officer for the U.S. State Department, and was a Senior Additive Manufacturing (3D Printing) Research Engineer at 3M. She has a Bachelor of Science and PhD in Chemical Engineering from the University of Michigan.

Natasha Arnold

Natasha helps keep MForesight running smoothly by coordinating events and helping with a variety of other projects. She has over 10 years of experience managing a variety of projects and processes at the University of Michigan. Natasha has a Bachelor of Arts from Oral Roberts University.

Josh Bishop-Moser, PhD

Josh is the Principal Researcher at MForesight. He obtained his MSE and PhD in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor and his Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of California, Berkeley.

Sridhar Kota, PhD

Sridhar Kota is the Herrick Professor of Engineering, Professor of Mechanical Engineering. He served as the Assistant Director for Advanced Manufacturing at the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy from 2009-2012. He is also the founder and President of FlexSys Inc.

Tom Mahoney

Tom is ensuring that MForesight produces high quality reports. He has over 30 years of experience in the fields of industrial management, international competition, technology development and adoption, economic analysis and entrepreneurship. Tom has an M.A. in International Economics from The Johns Hopkins University and a B.A. in Economics from Davidson College.

Sara Samuel

Sara helps manage MForesight’s online presence and assists with a variety of other projects. She has a Bachelor’s degree from Hope College where she studied Computer Science and Communications, and a Master of Science in Information from the University of Michigan.

Justin Talbot-Zorn

Justin advises MForesight on policy and communications. He has served as Legislative Director to three members of Congress. A former Fulbright Scholar & current Truman National Security Fellow, Justin holds graduates degrees in public policy and international relations from Oxford University & Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government.

Mario Urdaneta, PhD

Mario has worked with federal manufacturing R&D programs across government agencies and National Labs, including Manufacturing USA Institutes and the Manufacturing Demonstration Facility, taking roles in program management, strategic planning, and technoeconomic analysis. He also spent nearly a decade inventing, designing, and prototyping medical devices in early startups. He is a mechanical engineer with degrees from University of Arizona and University of Maryland College Park.