Core team

Allison Duettmann


As Foresight’s president, Allison oversees the public programs such as the fellowship, and private programs, such as the strategy groups on biotechnology, nanotechnology, and computer science. She shares result of Foresight’s work with the public, for instance at the Wall Street Journal, SXSW…

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Lou Viquerat de Kerhuelvez


Lou is responsible for some of Foresight’s programs and daily operations, and supports in all necessary ways its mission to steer the reflection on the perils and promises of technologies of fundamental importance for life and the biosphere. In particular, Lou helps build and …



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Beatrice Erkers


Beatrice heads the communication and event coordination at Foresight Institute. She has a background in the publishing industry and has several years of experience working with communication of the important and complex ideas that steer our society. Her special interest in the…

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Christine L. Peterson


Christine Peterson is Co-founder and former President of Foresight Institute. She lectures and writes about nanotechnology, AI, and longevity. Christine co-facilitates Foresight’s technical competitions and Feynman Prizes in Nanotechnology. She is co-author of …


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Shermaine Shi


Shermaine Shi is the Growth Manager at Foresight Institute. Shermaine heads growth and fundraising initiatives at Foresight Institute. She has experience in working with startup accelerators and venture capital firms…

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