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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.

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Xenia

Xenia

JD/PhD

Expertise

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

Semilore

Semilore

PhD candidate

Expertise

Black Atlantic Literature, African & African-American Studies, postcolonial theory, gender and sexuality studies, media and cultural studies

Lydia

Lydia

EdD candidate

Expertise

Education, Educational leadership, Cultural Diversity and Inclusion, Organizational Policy and Procedure

Perry

Perry

Industry expert

Expertise

AI ethics, political science, international relations, historical linguistics, economics, law, data analytics, creative writing, the Middle East, history, algorithmic fairness, civil rights

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

Cristina

Cristina

PhD

Expertise

forensic linguistics, computational linguistics/NLP, linguistics/languages, cognitive science

Sierra

Sierra

PhD candidate

Expertise

neuroscience, languages, music

Amanda

Amanda

PhD

Expertise

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

Caitlin

Caitlin

PsyD candidate

Expertise

General Psychology, Clinical Psychology, Health Psychology

Melanie

Melanie

MS

Expertise

Human Biology, pre-medicine, and healthcare management

Colette

Colette

PhD

Expertise

Linguistics, Acoustics, Phonetics, Voice Acting, Vocal Tract Anatomy, Audiobook Narration

Jade

Jade

PhD

Expertise

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

Stephen

Stephen

MPhil candidate

Expertise

History, Geography, Arabic, Islamic Studies, Middle Eastern Studies, Religious Studies

Rose

Rose

MS

Expertise

Comparative religion, drama and esl education, cultural experiences, Ed tech

River

River

PhD candidate

Expertise

Latin Epic Literature

Matt

Matt

PhD

Expertise

International Affairs and Cultural Anthropology

Henry

Henry

MA

Expertise

Any projects in the humanities or social sciences! I particularly enjoy literature, language, and culture, but I also enjoy helping students write about fields like politics, IR, and technology.

Hector

Hector

PhD candidate

Expertise

Environmental humanities, literary analysis, continental philosophy, Latin American literature and film

Rachel

Rachel

PhD

Expertise

refugee health diplomacy and policy, Middle East and North Africa