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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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Gabriel

Gabriel

PhD candidate

Expertise

Media effects, digital media research, social media effects, video game use and outcomes, gender differences in digital media use and outcomes, digital inequalities and social outcomes, communication theory, sociological theory, social statistics, applied statistics and data analysis, filmmaking and video storytelling, video editing, digital photography, graphic design, visual effects (after effects, premiere pro)

Alicia

Alicia

MFA

Expertise

Filmmaking - directing, producing, writing, Theater - directing, writing

Max

Max

Industry expert

Expertise

Photography entrepreneur videography

George Philip

George Philip

PhD

Expertise

History, Art history, Architecture, Photography, Environmental Studies, Critical Studies in Race and Ethnicity

Anna

Anna

PhD

Expertise

History of Photography, Art History, Critical Theory

Steven

Steven

MS candidate

Expertise

Computer Science programming (python, java), Algebra and General Mathematics, Chemistry and Life Sciences, Photography.

Carissa

Carissa

Industry expert

Expertise

Astrophysics, Physics, Mathematics, Photography, Art

Alice Jia Li

Alice Jia Li

MArch

Expertise

Architecture, Architectural History, Art History, Design Projects

Sami

Sami

MFA

Expertise

Interdisciplinary Arts, Acting, Film, Theatre, Performance, Documentary, Dance, Creative Writing, Photography

Austin

Austin

MD/PhD candidate

Expertise

Medicine, Medicinal Chemistry, Biomedical Engineering, Protein Engineering, Organic Chemistry, Chemical Biology, Cancer Biology, Biomedical Device Ideation

Chris

Chris

Industry expert

Expertise

Computer Science, Software Engineering

Henry

Henry

PhD candidate

Expertise

robotics, machine learning/data science, philosophy, photography, organismal/mathematical biology

Anessa

Anessa

MS

Expertise

artificial intelligence, machine learning, deep learning, design, ui/ux

Magdalena

Magdalena

MTS

Expertise

Medical Anthropology, Anthropology of South America, Social Sciences

Whitney

Whitney

MFA

Expertise

Interdisciplinary artistic practices ( storytelling, intersections of art and science, arts and environment, design, photography and videography) Dance (choreography, technique, professional performance, dance science, history, critical issues) Physical Health and Wellness (basic physiology, functional anatomy and kinesiology, strength and conditioning, injury prevention and rehabilitation, approaches for self-care) Mentorship for balancing arts and academics, college audition prep, adapting materials for creative projects