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Conner D

- Research Program Mentor

MBA at Lehigh University


Philanthropy, Nonprofit, Business Organization


Conner Drigotas is a husband, father, outdoorsman, and capitalist. He earned his MBA from Lehigh University and holds undergraduate degrees in Government & Law and Psychology from Lafayette College. He is the Managing Editor at Inside Investigator, a nonprofit investigative journalism organization focused on rooting out corruption in Connecticut. He is passionate about building systems to empower individuals to be the best version of themselves and enjoys the practical application of moral philosophy as it pertains to policy and peaceful interaction. Prior to CII, Conner worked on corruption and first amendment issues as a Director at several legal nonprofits and taught business communications as an adjunct professor at Lehigh University.

Project ideas

Project ideas are meant to help inspire student thinking about their own project. Students are in the driver seat of their research and are free to use any or none of the ideas shared by their mentors.

Freedom of Information

Using freedom of information (FOI) requests, uncover and share information currently unknown by the public. Work to develop a compelling story and deliver it to those whose lives would be improved by this knowledge. Learn to file FOI requests, develop an understanding of local, state, and/or federal government transparency procedures and current obstacles to obtaining information. Establish routines and benchmarks for high-quality writing and compelling story crafting. Understand the mechanisms that allow for stories to have a positive impact.

Teaching experience

Adjunct lecturer in the Rauch Center for Business Communications instructing multiple sections of BUS003, Business Communications. Some favorite student reviews: "A genuine professor with very good lectures. Keeps the class interesting and makes sure students are engaged. Can be a tough grader but gives in depth feedback. One of the most interesting men I've ever met, he's truly the dri"goat"is." "Mr. Drigotas came into every class with a burst of energy and enthusiasm that got the class involved and made the class a joy instead of a struggle. One of my favorite things about Conner was his openness to growth." "I always felt that professor Drigotas was giving my class his 100%" Focus on purpose development, ikigai, Socratic method, personal investment in shared ventures, and capitalism as a personal and professional framework for success.


Work experience

InsideInvestigator.org (2021 - Current)
Managing Editor
Lehigh University (2019 - 2022)
Adjunct Professor
Fairness Center (2018 - 2021)
Director of Communications and Outreach


Lafayette College
BA Bachelor of Arts
B.A. Psychology, B.A. Government and Law
Lehigh University
MBA Master of Business Administration (2019)
Master of Business Administration

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