Meet the Team

The OPIM Innovate initiative is led by MIS Academic Director, Jonathan Moore, with assistance from adjunct faculty Ryan O’Connor andStephen Fitzgerald.

The Lab Specialists each have a technology focus area, but are cross trained in technologies across all five areas of 3D Printers, Microcontrollers, Data Analytics, Virtual Reality, and Internet of Things devices. They are available to walk you through the process of design thinking and provide all of the resources in our Innovation Space and Research Lab.

The Marketing Specialists each have their focus on a different part of representing the OPIM Innovate initiative. Our website, marketing strategy, and organizational relationships are all overseen to create as much synergy with partners as possible.

All guests must sign in to use the Innovation Space or the Research Lab. Time in the lab must be scheduled if for an extended period of time.

The Lab Team

TJ Hannon

Year: Senior

Major: Management Information Systems

Role: Lab Manager

TJ has been working with the OPIM department since the spring of 2017. TJ actively oversees the lab operations, manages student workers, and helps run workshops and events in the space. He is currently researching different components of virtual/augmented reality technology, cybersecurity, and data analytics.

Hannah Bonitz

Year: Senior

Major: Management Information Systems

Role: Lab Specialist

Hannah has been working with the OPIM department since the Fall of 2018. Hannah works as a lab specialist to manage the breakdown of our analytics technology track into more specific educational materials by software and difficultly level. This is in an effort to more comprehensively engage students with varying levels of broad analytics knowledge and familiarity with specific tools.

Alexander Zevin

Year: Sophomore

Major: Management Information Systems 

Role: Lab Specialist

Alex has been working with the OPIM department since the fall of 2018. He is interested in learning more about Virtual Reality and VR analytics.  Alex also works with machine learning technologies such as artificial intelligence and deep learning.

Nathan Hom

Year: Junior

Major: Management and Engineering for Manufacturing

Role: Lab Specialist

Nathan has been working with the OPIM department since the fall of 2017. He is interested in researching viability of recycling plastic filament for multiple uses. Nathan is also interested in industrial IoT technology to predict machine breakdown and product quality issues (MEM Senior Design).

Robert McClardy

Year: Sophomore

Major: Computer Science

Role: Lab Specialist

Robert has been working with the OPIM department since the fall of 2017. He is very interested in Internet of Things and learning more about data analytics.  Robert is currently working on attaching custom motion sensors in the 3D printed School of Business model.

Eli Udler

Year: Senior

Major: Computer Science and Engineering

Role: Lab Specialist

Eli has been working with the OPIM department since the fall of 2018. He is researching wearable technology with integrated biometric sensors. His interests include the Internet of Things, artificial intelligence and machine learning.

Jonathan Denman

Year: Sophomore 

Major: Mechanical Engineering

Role: Lab Specialist

Jon has been working with the OPIM department since the fall of 2018. Within OPIM Innovate, he works with the drone technology track and seeing how the technology has disrupted a number of industries including insurance, logistics, medicine, and entertainment.

Joanne Cheong

Year: Junior 

Major: Management Information Systems with a minor in Data Analytics 

Role: Lab Research Specialist 

Joanne has been working with the OPIM department since the fall of 2018. She is currently working on creating different levels of tech kits for Tableau. Some upcoming tech kits that she will also be working on soon are JMP and Splunk.

Jasleen Hora

Year: BAPM Graduate

Major: Business Analytics and Project Management

Role: Lab Specialist

Jasleen has been working with the OPIM department since the fall of 2018. Within OPIM Innovate, she works with the analytics technology track and focuses on data analytics.

The Marketing Team

Radhika Kanaskar

Year: Senior

Major: Management Information Systems with a Digital Arts minor

Role: Web Development Specialist 

Radhika has been working with the OPIM department since the fall of 2017. Within OPIM Innovate, she works closely with the marketing team to develop the website for the OPIM Innovate page, the OPIM Department page, and for Information Management Association.

Carina Zamudio

Year: Senior

Major: Communication with a History minor

Role: Communications Specialist 

Carina has been working with the OPIM department since the spring of 2018. Within OPIM Innovate, she works closely with the marketing team to publish articles, interview students, and produce press releases.

Meghan Smith

Year: Senior

Major: Graphic Design

Role: Graphic Design Specialist 

Meghan has been working with the OPIM department since fall of 2018. She is currently working on continuing the branding for the OPIM department through event flyers, newsletters, advertisement, and other design related topics. You can find her hanging out in the back of our workshops taking pictures for our website and newsletters!

Tara Watrous

Year: Senior

Major: Psychology

Role: Relationship Management Specialist 

Tara has been working for OPIM since fall of 2018. Her role is centered around outreach and fostering partnerships both internally and externally. Tara is passionate about providing students with opportunities and resources to learn, explore, and ultimately develop skillsets around cutting-edge technology.