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Patrick Adler
Research Associate, Cities

Conducts research related to the economic geography of creative occupations, urban morphology, and curation as an economic process. . Holds BA in Urban Studies and MA in Geography from The University of Toronto. Currently completing a PhD in Urban Planning from UCLA (Expected completion 2019).

Quinn Davidson
Executive Assistant to Roger Martin

Supports Roger Martin as well as other aspects of the institute with a focus on executive administration and events. Her professional experience includes executive administration, sport and events management, provincial grant writing and philanthropic stewardship. She holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Northwood University, Florida Campus.

Photo description: Portrait of MPI researcher Jacob Greenspon
Jacob Greenspon
Research Associate, Infrastructure

Researcher on the infrastructure of democratic capitalism project and policy analyst at the Institute for Competitiveness and Prosperity. Jacob holds a dual Bachelor’s degree in economics and political science from McGill University and was previously employed as an economist at the Centre for the Study of Living Standards in Ottawa.

Michelle Hopgood
Graphic Designer

Creating the MPI’s visual identity through info-graphics, data visualization, and design, she works closely with the team to create effective communications. Michelle holds a bachelor’s degree in Graphic Design from OCAD and a Masters in Information from the University of Toronto.

Darren Karn
Senior Research Associate, Infrastructure

Draws from his experience in management, business history, and environmental sciences to make connections across the pillars of infrastructure underlying democratic capitalism. When not researching, he contributes to the design and delivery of executive education programs in strategy, Integrative Thinking, and Business Design. A former geologist, Darren holds an MBA from the Rotman School of Management and a BA, Summa Cum Laude, from Colgate University.

Karen M. King
Research Scientist, Cities

Senior researcher and research project manager of Cities. Karen’s quantitative research examines the challenges and divides created by urban prosperity with a particular focus on migration and immigration in the United States and Canada. Karen holds a PhD in Geography from McMaster University and Masters of Economics from the University of Toronto.

Charlotta Mellander
Professor of Economics at Jönköping International Business School

Long term collaborator of the MPI and visiting faculty at the Martin Prosperity Institute since 2009. Studies location patterns of creative individuals and firms to determine how they shape regional development. Charlotta has more than 150 invited, external speeches, both nationally and internationally, including the EU and the UN, and companies like IBM.

Valeria Sladojevic-Sola
Executive Assistant to Richard Florida & Jamison Steeve

Manages and supports all operational aspects of the Institute with a focus on executive administration. Her professional experience includes freelance journalism, multi-media creation, as well as promotions and event coordination. She completed the Journalism program at Humber College and is currently working toward certification as a Project Management Professional.