Korok RayKorok Ray

Korok is an economist who studies innovation, compensation, game theory, and the future of work. He has a B.S. in mathematics from the University of Chicago and a Ph.D. in economics from Stanford University. Korok served as Senior Economist on the President’s Council of Economic Advisers from 2007-08. He taught previously at the University of Chicago, Georgetown University, and George Washington University.

Magaly Rivera

Magaly Rivera
Assistant Director

Magaly Rivera joined the Mays Innovation Research Center at Texas A&M University in August 2019. A detail-oriented achiever with a strategic mindset that thrives in a dynamic, challenging and fast-paced professional environment. Assertive relator with proficiency in both English and Spanish. Enthusiastic learner with an unsurpassed work ethic and a diverse skill set including business development, project management, process improvement, 10 years proven experience in leadership roles, team building, and exceptional communication skills.


Judith Moreno
Administrative Coordinator

Judith Moreno is the Administrative Coordinator for the Mays Innovation Research Center. She earned a BBA in Business Management- Entrepreneurial Leadership at Texas A&M University.





Araon Hernandez-Garcia
Business Coordinator II

Araon Hernandez-Garcia is a Business Coordinator II that is responsible for providing accounts payable, accounts receivable, human resource, and payroll support to the Center for International Business Studies (CIBS) and the Mays Innovation Research Center (MIRC) at Mays Business School. He has over five years of experience working in higher education for the State of Texas. Prior to working in higher education, Araon came from the banking financial sector where he worked with Wells Fargo Bank and CitiFinancial respectively.



Jisu Cao
Post Doc Data Scientist

Jisu Cao is a post-doctoral data scientist who will collaborate with our excellent researchers to advance the understanding of innovation. She received her Ph.D. degree in economics from the University of Southern California (USC) in 2020. She earned her bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin – Madison in economics and math. Her research interests include information systems and quantitative marketing, with a substantial focus on e-commerce and social media. She was the recipient of multiple research awards, including the USC Best Third Year Paper Award, the ICIS Best Theme Paper Award, the USC INET fellowship, and the Dornsife College Graduate Merit Award.


Marcus Salinas
Software Developer

Marcus Salinas is a Software Developer for the Mays Innovation Research Center in the Mays Business School at Texas A&M University. He began working for the Center in January 2018.