Mahdi is a Ph.D. Student in the Department of Community Sustainability at Michigan State University. Also, he is a C.S. Mott pre-doctoral fellow in Sustainable Agriculture. He received his Bachelor’s degree in civil engineering and a Master’s degree in Civil Engineering-water resource management. He is interested in modeling of coupled human-environment using System Dynamics and Agent-Based approaches. As a member of Flint Leverage Point Project, currently, Mahdi is working on “Social Network Analysis” phase of the project to know more about the financial and information flows through the Flint food networks. Moreover, he will try to develop system dynamics and agent-based models for the Flint Food System based on the semi-structured interviews and Fuzzy Cognitive Mapping activities.