Our Team

The Superior Ideas team is talented and has a wide array of backgrounds. Take a look below to learn a bit more about us.

Natasha Chopp

Hi! I'm Natasha, and I'm the Director of Research Operations in the Vice President for Research Office at Michigan Technological University. I was the project leader for Superior Ideas, which I now manage the day-to-day activities of the site. 

Alex Hughes

I was part of the development team that created Superior Ideas from scratch. I worked primarily on the data side of the site, which mainly consisted of the database architecture and development of the code that runs Superior Ideas. We worked hard and overcame obstacles to build the ever-expanding, always-evolving crowdfunding platform that is Superior Ideas.

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