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Former students and their current roles.

Sidney Thompson

Sidney Thompson Assistant in Research Michigan Defense Industries Supply Chain Mapping Project Sydney is a senior at the University of Michigan and will graduate in April 2018 with a major in Economics and a minor in Food & Environment. She started working in the Defense Supply Chain Mapping Program (DSCMP)

Corrina Lee

Corrina Lee Assistant in Research Defense Manufacturing Assistance Program Corrina is a sophomore intending to major in Economics.  She has been with the Institute since Fall '16, creating community and company assessments. Besides her academic work, Corrina is an active member of the student government and writes about arts and

Jing Crystal Wang

Jing Crystal Wang Research Associate Research Crystal is a student research associate staffed on a research program for NIST, "Maximizing Technology Commercialization of Federal Research Investments Through the Best Practices at Innovation and Economic Prosperity Universities".  She primarily works for the project's literature review. She is currently a first year

Anusha Gundra

Anusha Gundra Research Associate GLTAAC Anusha Gundra is a Research Associate for the Great Lakes Trade Adjustment Assistance Center at the Institute for Research on Labor, Employment, & the Economy (IRLEE). She is currently pursuing a Master’s degree in Industrial & Operations Engineering at the University of Michigan. Prior to

Aaron Ledbetter

Aaron Ledbetter Research Associate DMAP Aaron is a Graduate Research Associate at the Institute for Research on Labor, Employment, & the Economy (IRLEE) at the University of Michigan. Under the Defense Manufacturing Assistance Program (DMAP), he provides market research, market entry strategy, competitive analysis, and financial analysis for small

Amy Tao

Amy Tao Research Associate DMAP Amy Tao is a Research Associate at the Institute for Research on Labor, Employment, & the Economy (IRLEE) at the University of Michigan (UM). Under the Defense Manufacturing Assistance Program (DMAP) she provides market research and competitive analysis for defense manufacturers in the state

Samrat Kundu

Samrat Kundu Research Associate PTAC Samrat Kundu is a Research Associate at the Institute for Research on Labor, Employment, & the Economy (IRLEE) at the University of Michigan (UM). Under the Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) program, he provides market research, competitive analysis and federal business opportunities for clients.

Niko Porikos

Niko Porikos Research Associate FCP | SCIP Niko Porikos is a Research Associate at the Institute for Research on Labor, Employment, & the Economy (IRLEE) at the University of Michigan (UM). Under the First Customer Program (FCP) he provides market research and competitive analysis for start-up and small companies

Chris Ferrill

Chris Ferrill Research Associate PTAC Chris Ferrill is a Research Associate at the Institute for Research on Labor, Employment, & the Economy (IRLEE) at the University of Michigan (UM). Working with the Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC), he provides market research and finds federal contracting opportunities for clients. His

Pratik Mehta

Pratik Mehta Analyst (Energy Advisory & Solutions) ICF International Pratik Mehta is an analyst for energy advisory & solutions at ICF International. He was formerly a Research Associate at the Institute for Research on Labor, Employment, & the Economy (IRLEE) at the University of Michigan (UM). Under the First Customer