Alison BeattyTitle: NSIN University Program Director
As Program Director of The National Security Innovation Network (NSIN), Alison will connect U-M faculty, students and startups to the wealth of national security resources and opportunities available to them at the DoD.
Before joining NSIN, Beatty worked at Ann Arbor SPARK to connect startups to funding opportunities with business partners, venture capital, and testing facilities. At SPARK, she also worked closely with NSIN and its network to connect startups to funding available in the defense industry, both with Michigan-based partners and national opportunities.
Prior to SPARK, Beatty received her doctorate in Public Policy and Political Science from U-M and her bachelor’s degree in International Political Economy from the University of Texas at Dallas.