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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.

Organizational Leadership
Xenia

Xenia

JD/PhD

Expertise

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

Michael

Michael

MD candidate

Expertise

Increasing Value in Healthcare, Health Innovation, Public Speaking, Medicine, Health Disparities, Molecular Biology

Shahrukh

Shahrukh

MBAn

Expertise

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

Geraldine

Geraldine

MBA

Expertise

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

Matt

Matt

MPA

Expertise

International Development policy, Communications policy and practice, Nonprofit management, Civil society and service, Film studies, Storytelling, Non-fiction writing and editing, Marketing

Alex

Alex

EdM candidate

Expertise

Entrepreneurship, Start-ups, Business, Product Management, Compensation, Agile Product Development, Chickens

Benjamin

Benjamin

PhD candidate

Expertise

Clinical Psychology, Mental Health Equity, Clinical Decision Making

Jaramogi

Jaramogi

MS

Expertise

Business management, digital transformation, people operations

Caroline

Caroline

PhD

Expertise

accounting, innovation, finance

CJ

CJ

MBA

Expertise

Project Management, People Management, Leadership Skills, Conflict Resolution, Improving Processes, Identifying Inefficiencies, Developing Solutions, Making Teams Better, Developing People, How to Craft a Strong Resume, Public Speaking

Steven

Steven

PhD candidate

Expertise

Psychology, leadership, organizational behavior, statistics, psychometrics

Kyle

Kyle

MPA candidate

Expertise

Brand marketing, digital marketing, project management, environmental sustainability

Jessica

Jessica

MBA

Expertise

Starting / running / growing a business, program, or product. Especially anything value- or mission-driven.

David

David

MBA

Expertise

Entrepreneurship, Business creation, Corporate leadership, Stocks, Financial literacy, Historical topics on business, Investing, Evolution of nutrition,

Coty

Coty

MS candidate

Expertise

Business Analyst, Data Analyst, Business Intelligence, Process flow

Ada

Ada

MBA

Expertise

Entrepreneurship, go to market, product design and development, branding and marketing

Zoe

Zoe

MBA candidate

Expertise

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) or Business

Luciana

Luciana

MBA

Expertise

Business, Wellness, Mental Health, Public Health, Impact Investing, Career Pivot, Brazilian banking system, Entrepreneurship, philanthropy, work-life balance, long-distance relationships, Brazil, living abroad, leadership

Tanu

Tanu

MS

Expertise

Entrepreneurship, building and launching new products, product management, and software technology.

Alana

Alana

Industry expert

Expertise

UX design, market research, Resume edits, interviewing, intro to investing