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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.

Music
Kaitlyn

Kaitlyn

MA candidate

Expertise

Music, Theatre, Education

Grace

Grace

PhD candidate

Expertise

sensory neuroscience, 2 photon calcium imaging, behavior, social behavior, electrophyisology

Matthew

Matthew

MFA

Expertise

Graphic design, data science, sustainability, participatory design, information design, sound design, film making, photography, creative writing, user experience design

Chloris

Chloris

MS candidate

Expertise

Research methods; General psychology; Social cognition; Developmental psychology; Theatre; Music composition; Film; Graphic design

Cayla

Cayla

MS

Expertise

Interdisciplinary or Exploratory Projects, Writing/Research, Music and Recording/Music Production, Journalism, Creative/Fiction and Nonfiction Writing, Psychology/Sociology Research

Sierra

Sierra

PhD candidate

Expertise

neuroscience, languages, music

David

David

MD/PhD candidate

Expertise

Medicine, Genetics, Biomedical Informatics, Computational Biology

Nolan

Nolan

MS candidate

Expertise

Computer Music, Cryptography, Pure/Applied Mathematics, Game Development, Game Design, Unity, Coding Music, Python

Irene

Irene

PsyD

Expertise

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

Sophia

Sophia

MS candidate

Expertise

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

Shomik

Shomik

PhD candidate

Expertise

Renewable energy (solar), heat transfer, computational materials science

Parisa

Parisa

DMA

Expertise

Acoustic and electroacoustic music composition; Music Entrepreneurship; Music Production; Music Theory, Sound Design/Introduction to DAWs

Helena

Helena

Industry expert

Expertise

Mathematics, Music, Linguistics

Lucien

Lucien

PhD

Expertise

Mathematics, computer science, music theory, engineering, sustainability

Samantha

Samantha

MS candidate

Expertise

digital art, web design, sound design, historical fashion, herpetology, fashion, art history, game development, app development

Katherine

Katherine

MFA

Expertise

Music Theory, Music Composition, Sound Design/Introduction to DAWs

Sam

Sam

PhD candidate

Expertise

Film studies + production, American literature, American history, Gender studies, Music

Nathaniel

Nathaniel

MS candidate

Expertise

Environmental Engineering/ Nuclear engineering/ Mechanical engineering/ Computer programming/Music/3D modeling/ Robotics

R.J

R.J

PhD

Expertise

Literature, English, philosophy, music, German, queer studies, classics (Latin and Greek), linguistics, interdisciplinary humanities, critical pedagogy

Natalie

Natalie

PhD candidate

Expertise

Music Theory; Music Cognition; Music Psychology; Linguistics; Media Studies