About the Authors

Authors from the 2020/2021 series, “Fostering a Culture of Innovation.”

Barbara K. Mistick, DM

Barbara Mistick became the fourth president of the National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities (NAICU) on September 1, 2019.

Eduardo M. Ochoa, Ph.D.

A native of Argentina, Dr. Ochoa attended bilingual schools in Buenos Aires through his sophomore year in high school before immigrating with his family to Portland, OR. He earned his bachelor’s degree in physics, with a minor in philosophy, from Reed College in 1973. Three years later, he finished his master’s at Columbia University in New York in nuclear science and engineering.