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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.

Social Science
Alyssa

Alyssa

MBA

Expertise

business strategy, analytics, economics

Michelle

Michelle

PhD candidate

Expertise

sociology, social movements, social psychology, social media, gender, anthropology, urban studies, theory

Alexandra

Alexandra

PhD

Expertise

politics, international relations, public opinion, quantitative social science, political psychology, market research, data visualization

Matthew

Matthew

MFA

Expertise

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

Vicky

Vicky

PhD candidate

Expertise

Clinical Psychology, Community Psychology, Mental Health, Adolescence, Culture, Parent-child relationships, Coparenting relationships, Minority mental health, Racial disparities, Public policy, Nonprofits

Kaitlin

Kaitlin

DNP candidate

Expertise

Public health, healthcare, child health policy, resilience, child development

Jada

Jada

PhD candidate

Expertise

Clinical psychology, Sexuality, Racial and Gender Discrimination, Mental Health, Social Justice Issues, Maternal Psychology,

Julianne

Julianne

PhD

Expertise

Chemical and Environmental Engineering, Water-Energy Nexus, water treatment, Public Policy

Jonathan

Jonathan

PhD

Expertise

Japanese history and literature, German history, comparative history, history of the Second World War, history of social movements, history of science and technology, environmental history

Dominique

Dominique

PhD

Expertise

Research, Social Science, Gender Studies, Intersectionality, Applied Statistics, Data Science, Equality and Diversity

Elizabeth

Elizabeth

PhD candidate

Expertise

Clinical psychology, neuropsychology, trauamtic brain injury, creative writing

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

Cayla

Cayla

MS

Expertise

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

Imma

Imma

PhD candidate

Expertise

Sociology, immigration, environment, gender, sexuality, activism, social justice, politics

Kristen

Kristen

PhD candidate

Expertise

Environmental History; Medical Anthropology; colonial, post-colonial, de-colonial studies; feminist anthropology; the social study of science and technology; East African history; Imperialism; social science; creative writing & ethnographic writing/autoethnography

Emily

Emily

MA

Expertise

Asian American Studies, Culture, Identity, Race and Ethnicity,

Mikolaj

Mikolaj

PhD candidate

Expertise

History of Material Culture in the US and Europe. Architecture and Design History, Art History, History, The History of Race in Europe, The History of Class in the US and Europe, The History of Housing in the US, The History of Housing in Europe, The History of the Cold War, The history of fashion in Europe in the 20th century, the role of furniture in European society in the 20th century, project that focus on theintersection of architecture and class, a history of the built environment in Central and Eastern Europe, a project that analyzes the way exchanges in the fields of architecture, design, and/or engineering established relationships between Eastern Europe and the Global South during the Cold War

Peichi

Peichi

EdD

Expertise

Education, social sciences, cultural studies, psychology and emotional well-being, NGO/nonprofits, business, gender issues, poverty, program development and evaluations, parent participation, foreign language learning or teaching, faith/religion

Cindy

Cindy

PhD candidate

Expertise

Counseling psychology, minority youth and families, immigrant mental health, adolescent mental health and risk factors, Asian American mental health, cultural identity, bilingualism, parent-child relationships and intergenerational conflict, academic/research writing

Elizabeth

Elizabeth

MD candidate

Expertise

Inorganic Chemistry, Neurobiology, Neuroscience of fear and attachment, Psychopathology, Psychology