Our mentors

Polygence mentors are selected based on their exceptional academic background, teaching experience, and unique ability to inspire the next generation of innovative thinkers and industry leaders.

Fabian

PhD

Subjects

Biology, Computer Science

Expertise

Molecular biology, microbiology, programming, data science

Luciana

Master in Business Administration

Subjects

Law, Finance, Business, Other

Expertise

Wellness, Mental Health, Impact Investing, Career Pivot, Brazilian banking system, Entrepreneurship outside of the US, philanthropy, work-life balance, long-distance relationships, Brazil, living abroad

Jonathan

PhD candidate

Subjects

Politics, Economics, Journalism, Social Sciences

Expertise

Economics (applied microeconomics, public finance, labor); causal inference

Aaron

Bachelors of Science candidate

Subjects

Literature, Creative Writing, Math, Computer Science

Expertise

Computer Science: Data Structures, Algorithms, Introduction to Artificial Intelligence, Full-Stack Web Development; Mathematics: Multivariate Calculus, Differential Equations

Elizabeth

Electrical Engineering PhD candidate

Subjects

Literature, Music, Other, Physics, Biology, Math, Engineering, Computer Science

Expertise

Machine Learning, Deep Learning, MRI, Image Processing, Signal Processing, Healthcare

Jade

PhD

Subjects

Literature, Creative Writing, Other, Humanities, Social Sciences

Expertise

Linguistics, Translation, Arabic Language and Literature, cross-cultural awareness, intercultural communication, comparative literature, European linguistics, cultural studies, humanities

Shashwat

MD/PhD candidate

Subjects

Neuroscience, Biology, Math, Engineering, Computer Science

Expertise

Neurosurgery, Neuro-Oncology, Neurology, Medical Imaging

Abi

PhD candidate

Subjects

Chemistry

Expertise

organic chemistry, medicinal chemistry, biochemistry, catalysis

Lupita

PhD

Subjects

Environmental Science, Biology

Expertise

marine biology, environmental science, biology, ecology

James

MS

Subjects

History, Politics, Film, Other

Expertise

History (General); 20th-21st Century Military Histories; Emerging Technologies (3D Printing, VR, etc); Video Production & Podcasting; Information Science & Design Thinking

Miles

PhD

Subjects

Neuroscience, Biology

Expertise

Neuroscience- Tau, Alzheimer's disease

Ava

PhD candidate

Subjects

Physics

Expertise

Physics, astrophysics

Kaley

Ph.D. candidate

Subjects

Literature, Creative Writing, Politics, Journalism, Film, Other

Expertise

Political Science, History, Social Justice, College Readiness, Language Arts, Pop Culture, Critical Studies in Education

Daniel

PhD candidate

Subjects

Literature, History, Law, Politics

Expertise

American law, American history, Chinese history, Chinese philosophy, literature

Logan

Ph.D candidate

Subjects

Psychology, Computer Science

Expertise

Social Psychology, Human-Computer Interaction

Elizabeth

PhD

Subjects

Literature, History, Film, Humanities, Social Sciences

Expertise

European and Middle East History, Comparative Literature, Creative Writing, French Literature,

Stephen

Ph.D. candidate

Subjects

Biology

Expertise

Neuroscience, Immunology, Molecular Biology, Biology

Emily

PhD candidate

Subjects

Neuroscience, Biology

Expertise

Alzheimer's disease, neurodegeneration, high-throughput sequencing techniques, molecular biology, stem cell biology

Sam

Government candidate

Subjects

Politics, Other

Expertise

Political Theory (political authority, liberalism, democratic theory, ethics & public policy, non-ideal theory, digital free speech), American Politics (American political development, federalism, First Amendment issues, political ideology, disability policy), Philosophy (Kant, Nietzsche, Plato, applied ethics), Archival Research

Charles

MA candidate

Subjects

History

Expertise

Modern world history (1400-1950), especially China, America, empire, and capitalism

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