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VTIPG is pleased to share a series featuring profiles of our faculty, staff, fellows, alumni, and community partners. Each person sat down for a Q&A with Communications Coordinator Billy Parvatam. Please email Billy at pbilly97@vt.edu with additional questions or suggestions.

Ariel Otruba

Dr. Ariel Otruba joined the Institute as a Non-Resident Research Associate in January 2024. She currently serves as a faculty member in the Department of Historical and Political Studies at Arcadia University in Glenside, PA. Read more about her appointment here.  

Vanessa Guerra

Dr. Vanessa Guerra returned to IPG in an official capacity as a Non-Resident Research Associate in October 2023. She currently serves as an Assistant Professor of Urban and Environmental Planning at the University of Virginia School of Architecture. Read more about her appointment here.

Bryce Hoflund

Dr. Bryce Hoflund returned to IPG as a Research Scientist in December 2022. Read more about her tenure here.

Lyusyena Kirakosyan

Dr. Lyusyena Kirakosyan began her role as a Non-Resident Research Associate in 2014. Read more about her tenure here.

Kim Horn

Dr. Kimberly Horn began her role as a Research Scientist at the Institute in July 2023. Read more about her appointment here.

Andrea Briceno Mosquera

Dr. Andrea Briceno Mosquera began her work as a Post-Doctoral Scholar at the Institute in early June 2023. Read more about her daily schedule here.

Andy Morikawa

Andy Morikawa has been a Senior Fellow at the Institute since 2011. Read more about his work in community here.