Group Members

Elizabeth Hoffecker

Research Scientist and Group Lead

Elizabeth leads the Local Innovation group and serves as PI on the group’s portfolio of research projectsread more

Elias Damtew Assefa

Postdoctoral Associate

Elias is developing evaluation tools to assess changes in local innovation capacity at the individual, group, and local system levelsread more

Romita Mitra

Evaluation Research Associate

Romita is managing a complexity-aware evaluation of agricultural innovation initiatives in Bihar, India and supporting evaluation and adaptive management on the ASPIRE projectread more

Eunhae Lee

Graduate Research Assistant

Eunhae is supporting research on examples of inclusive systems innovation and the analysis of local innovation ecosystemsread more

Ahalya Ramgopal

Undergraduate Research Assistant

Ahalya is supporting the development and dissemination of case studies focused on successful examples of local innovationread more

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Shantha Venugopal

Undergraduate Research Assistant

Shantha is conducting background research to support the Adaptive Learning and Systems Analysis of JSPVAT project in Bihar, India… read more

Francisco Ramos

Research Affiliate

Francisco is contributing to the analysis of innovation and entrepreneurial ecosystems as part of the ASPIRE more

Group Alumni

Graduate students

Nah-yoon Shin
Asresh Guttikonda
Allegra Fonda-Bonardi
Lily Steponaitis
Qianqian Zhang
Sara Hess

Undergraduate students

Meereen Jatoi
Jamil Dellawar

Jenny Chan
Josh Talbot
Brandon Benson
Jesse Press-Williams
Grace Connors
Julia Rue

Visiting Students

Arianna Togelang
Juan David Reina Rozo
Florencia Gay