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Research Program 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.

Arts
Kaitlyn

Kaitlyn

MA candidate

Expertise

Music, Theatre, Education

Avery

Avery

MD candidate

Expertise

Medicine, Religious studies, Ethics, Business

Sarah

Sarah

MA

Expertise

Business, Marketing, Social Media Marketing, Social Media Marketing, Public Relations,Playwriting, theatre for social change

Amanda

Amanda

PhD

Expertise

Social and Environmental science - geology, archaeology, anthropology, environmental studies, history, languages (ancient - Greek, Latin, Akkadian, Sumerian; modern- French, German, Armenian)

Dustin

Dustin

PhD candidate

Expertise

Scaling educational opportunities with computational systems, UX, Design, Web Development

Izabel

Izabel

PhD candidate

Expertise

Art History, Architecture, Architectural History, Museum Studies

Irene

Irene

PsyD

Expertise

LGBTQ+ Affirmative Care, BIPOC LGBTQ+, BIPOC, Music Therapy, Clinical Psychology

AJ

AJ

PhD candidate

Expertise

Journalism (reporting, multimedia, publishing, editing), French, Arabic, contemporary Arabic culture, international relations, international political economy, creative writing (novella, short story, haiku), photography, history of post-world war Europe and Middle East

Nora

Nora

DDes candidate

Expertise

illustrator, photoshop, coral draw, branding, visual design, Arabic language,

Sophia

Sophia

MS candidate

Expertise

Cognitive Studies, Women's and Gender Studies, Psychology, Political Science, Multiculturalism, Human Rights, Restorative Practices, Anti-Racism

Sarah

Sarah

PhD candidate

Expertise

16th and 17th century art (Renaissance and Baroque), modern and contemporary art and architecture, visual and material culture, museum and curatorial studies

Xiao

Xiao

PhD

Expertise

Cryptography, Machine Learning, Algorithm

Douglas

Douglas

MA

Expertise

Literature, Poetry, Game Studies, Psychology, Philosophy (especially existentialism), Critical/Cultural Theory, and Arts

Caitlin

Caitlin

PsyD candidate

Expertise

General Psychology, Clinical Psychology, Health Psychology

Alyssa

Alyssa

MA candidate

Expertise

Communication. Political Communication. Rhetoric. Political Polarization. Politics. Government.

Jerry

Jerry

DO candidate

Expertise

Human anatomy, human physiology and pathophysiology, technological and pharmacological advancements in medicine, psychology of learning, use of technology in education, and techniques in pencil and digital drawing

Advaitha

Advaitha

Industry expert

Expertise

Biomedical engineering, electrical and computer engineering, digital health, digital therapeutics, neuro-engineering

Rebecca

Rebecca

MA

Expertise

Memorialization culture (monuments, memorials, and museums); Public history; Genocide, crimes against humanity, and mass atrocities; History of human rights; Germany [German literature, poetry, film, and art]; 20th century; World War II

Sarah

Sarah

MFA

Expertise

Filmmaking (directing, cinematography), screenwriting, film analysis

chloe

chloe

MFA

Expertise

interdisciplinary arts and mixed media, documentary-based research projects, filmmaking, poetry and essays, environmental arts, oral history and interview techniques