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Dr. Saul Griffith: An inventor trained as an engineer, Dr. Griffith received his Ph.D. at MIT and currently runs Otherlab, an independent research lab in San Francisco. Otherlab is working on renewable energy, robotics, and advanced manufacturing technologies. He has earned numerous awards for invention, including being named a MacArthur Fellow in 2007.
Nick Dragotta: A comic book creator, and co-creator of the New York Times bestselling, Eisner-nominated comics series East of West. Nick’s career began at Marvel Comics, where he worked on titles as varied as X-Statix, X-Men First Class, Captain America: Forever Allies, Fantastic Four, FF, and Vengeance. He also works at Otherlab visualizing concepts.
Ingrid Dragotta: The lead designer for Howtoons. She earned her BFA in Product Design from the Savannah College of Art and Design, and a DMBA in Design Strategy at California College of the Arts. Before Howtoons, Ingrid worked in the children’s apparel and toy industries at New Balance Athletic Shoe Inc. and Hasbro, Inc.
Phil Hopkins: is a mechanical engineer focusing on design and manufacturing. After graduating from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo Phil began his career doing structural analysis of aircraft interiors. He eventually left this job to work at Otherlab on the robotics team, but eventually followed his passion for education to the Howtoons team.