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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.

Business
WEIXUN

WEIXUN

MBA candidate

Expertise

entrepreneurship (finding product market fit, primary market research, 24 steps), hardware product development (teardown, MVP, manufacturing), storytelling (portfolio, resume, linkedin)

Isabella

Isabella

MS candidate

Expertise

Environmental Economics, Energy Modelling, Environmental Policy, Climate and Energy Transition, Energy Modeling, International Affairs, Carbon Footprinting, Net Zero, Literature Reviews, Applying behavioural economics to environmental issues

Melissa

Melissa

MS

Expertise

Building web apps. Working in Ruby, Python, JavaScript, React, Java, C. Analyzing data. Starting a business.. Creating a podcast. Writing a book.

Melissa

Melissa

MS

Expertise

Human Computer Interaction, User Experience, History

Steven

Steven

PhD

Expertise

Psychology, leadership, organizational behavior, statistics, psychometrics

Lori

Lori

MS

Expertise

Data Analytics, Data Science, Customer and Product Analytics, Business, Consumer Tech

Raheem

Raheem

Industry expert

Expertise

marketing, consumer behavior, entrepreneurship, journalism, market research, journalism, culture, music, urban studies, civic engagement, community

Domonique

Domonique

PhD candidate

Expertise

Social Emotional Learning (SEL), Social Movements, Human Society, Social Relations, Social Work, Teaching, Policy, Human Behavior, Equality, Principles, Methods, Theories, Entrepreneur, Social Justice, Theoretical Frame works, Research Methods

Kelvin

Kelvin

Industry expert

Expertise

business, startups, leadership, technology

Courtney

Courtney

MPA

Expertise

Business, Environmental Policy, Writing, Editing, Arts, Sustainability, Solar

Freddy

Freddy

MD/PhD

Expertise

Cancer, optics, imaging, nanotechnology, engineering, chemistry, electrical engineering, chemical engineering, bioengineering, biomedical engineering, pathology, laboratory medicine, transfusion medicine

Jack

Jack

PhD candidate

Expertise

Economics and mathematics

Shervin

Shervin

PhD

Expertise

computational fluid dynamics, computer aided design, artificial intelligence, high performance computing, machine learning, large language models, product management

Ibitayo

Ibitayo

MBA/PhD candidate

Expertise

Social Psychology, Behavioral Science, Judgement and Decision-making,

Michael

Michael

Industry expert

Expertise

Culinary Arts, Business Strategy & Management Consulting, Biology, Creative Fiction and Non-Fiction writing

Nicholas

Nicholas

PhD

Expertise

Materials Science, Materials Chemistry, Materials Engineering, Mechanical Engineering - manufacturing and design, nanomaterials, energy storage, batteries, rapid prototyping, and product development

Katie

Katie

MBA

Expertise

Human-centered design / design thinking, product development, entrepreneurship, startups, nonprofits, writing, public speaking

Eddie

Eddie

MBA

Expertise

Engineering, Business, Renewable Energy, Energy, Technology, Startups

Gladys

Gladys

PhD candidate

Expertise

Environmental Economics, Industrial Organization

Chris

Chris

MBA

Expertise

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