Name
Title
Dr. Christine Andres
Managing Director
Natasha Arnold
Project Manager
Dr. Josh Bishop-Moser
Principal Researcher
Dr. Sridhar Kota
Executive Director
Tom Mahoney
Associate Director
Sara Samuel
Research Analyst
Justin Talbot-Zorn
Senior Advisor for Policy and Communications
Nicol Taylor-Vargo
Project Manager

Staff Photos & Short Bios (in alphabetical order)

Dr. Christine Andres

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.

Dr. Josh Bishop-Moser

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.

Dr. Sridhar Kota

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.

Nicol Taylor-Vargo

Nicol Taylor-Vargo is a Project Manager for the University of Michigan’s Mechanical Engineering department and is providing MForesight with additional support on a variety of projects.