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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.

Business
Alyssa

Alyssa

MBA

Expertise

business strategy, analytics, economics

Xenia

Xenia

JD/PhD

Expertise

Entrepreneurship, Startups, Venture Capital, Corporate Law, Business Law, Mergers & Acquisitions, Private Equity

Avery

Avery

MD candidate

Expertise

Medicine, Religious studies, Ethics, Business

Megan

Megan

Industry expert

Expertise

Engineering - aerospace, robotics, and software. Business - startups.

Julia

Julia

MBA candidate

Expertise

tech, strategy, business, finance, economics

Jack

Jack

PhD candidate

Expertise

Economics and mathematics

Timothy

Timothy

PhD candidate

Expertise

Economics, Monetary Policy, Behavioral Economics, Game Theory, Econometrics, Forecasting

CJ

CJ

Industry expert

Expertise

Biology, Real Estate, Dentistry, Business, Economics, Sports

Garret

Garret

JD

Expertise

Finance, Law, Corporate Finance, Statistics

Shana

Shana

MPH candidate

Expertise

Global/Public Health, Community Advocacy, Writing, Spanish, Diversity/Equity/Inclusion, Decolonization, Trauma-Informed Care, Community Health

Joseph

Joseph

Industry expert

Expertise

Business, technology, economics, sports analytics, Chinese language/culture/politics

Dustin

Dustin

PhD candidate

Expertise

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

Jared

Jared

MBA

Expertise

Finance, Business Systems Analytics, Real Estate Private Equity, Business Valuation, Real Estate Consulting, Personal finance

Melissa

Melissa

MS

Expertise

Building web apps. Working in Ruby, Python, JavaScript, React, Java, C. Analyzing data. Starting a business.. Creating a podcast. Writing a book.

Richard

Richard

PhD

Expertise

materials science, technology commercialization, investing, batteries, financial markets

Shahrukh

Shahrukh

MBAn

Expertise

Entrepreneurship, leadership, agriculture technology, climate mitigating practices, cross-cultural international teams.

WEIXUN

WEIXUN

MBA candidate

Expertise

entrepreneurship (finding product market fit, primary market research, 24 steps), hardware product development (teardown, MVP, manufacturing), storytelling (portfolio, resume, linkedin)

Rebecca

Rebecca

MPA candidate

Expertise

Nonprofit Sector & Finance, Philanthropy Sector, projects that entail mission-driven work in the public sector

Geraldine

Geraldine

MBA

Expertise

Marketing, Advertising, Social media, Organizational behavior, Leadership, Decision-making, Business strategy, Media & Entertainment industry, Negotiation, Entrepreneurship, Ideation

Jameson

Jameson

PhD candidate

Expertise

Economics and Statistics