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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.

Philanthropy
Rebecca

Rebecca

MPA candidate

Expertise

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

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

Sonia

Sonia

MPP

Expertise

Education policy, child welfare policy, housing policy, corporate social responsibility

Zoie

Zoie

MPH

Expertise

Health disparities and social determinants of health (public health), mindfulness, mental health, stress, psychology of addictions, human physiology, medicine, philanthropy/non-profit work

Jessica

Jessica

MBA

Expertise

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

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

Alana

Alana

Industry expert

Expertise

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

Chris

Chris

MBA

Expertise

Business, Sports Analytics, Engineering, Basic Finance, Communication/Public Speaking

Conner

Conner

MBA

Expertise

Philanthropy, Nonprofit, Business Organization

Joseph

Joseph

MS candidate

Expertise

Conservation Biology, Wildlife Management, Sustainable Development, Environmental Economics, Science Journalism, Non-Profit Leadership, Community Engagement, Media Outreach