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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.

Creative Writing
Jeffry

Jeffry

MA

Expertise

Filmmaking, particularly the story structure psychosocial, mythological and historical underpinnings of great masterworks.

Laurie

Laurie

MA

Expertise

reading for comprehension, writing for clarity, research and college-level compositions,

Magdalena

Magdalena

MTS

Expertise

Medical Anthropology, Anthropology of South America, Social Sciences

Margaret

Margaret

MA

Expertise

Geology, Earth Science, Environmental Science, Paleontology, Biology, World Mythology, Theater Design, Education

Alison

Alison

MA

Expertise

Sociology, English/Literature, Creative Writing, Drama, Gender Studies; projects involving topics in: young adult literature, fanfiction, gender/racial/ability/class stratification, playwriting and theatre analysis

Susan

Susan

PhD

Expertise

English and American literature (from 17thc on), development of the novel, contemporary short story; creative writing (creative nonfiction, memoir, travel writing, short story, poetry); American history (from 17thc on); history of architecture, industrial design, graphic design, advertising; social history of fashion and make-up; business of marketing communications and advertising

chloe

chloe

MFA

Expertise

interdisciplinary arts and mixed media, documentary-based research projects, filmmaking, poetry and essays, environmental arts, oral history and interview techniques

Waleed

Waleed

PhD

Expertise

Politics; politics of the middle east; politics and religion; religion; politics and Islam; colonialism

Mackenzie

Mackenzie

MS

Expertise

Environmental Sciences (agriculture, plant biology, ecology, etc), Arts - dance or creative writing, Business Topics, and Sustainability of environmental, social, and economic topics. Solar energy development as well.

Hala

Hala

JD candidate

Expertise

Human Rights, American Foreign Policy, Political Science and Theory, Classics, Creative Writing

Jin

Jin

PhD candidate

Expertise

Reading; Creative Writing; Literary analysis; French literature; Chinese literature; Comparative Literature; Cultural Studies

Elizabeth

Elizabeth

PhD

Expertise

European and Middle East History, Comparative Literature, Creative Writing, French Literature,

Benjamin

Benjamin

PhD candidate

Expertise

Computer science, artificial intelligence, computer vision, medical image analysis, reinforcement learning, simulation, scientific visualization, Python package development

Sami

Sami

MFA

Expertise

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

Clarissa

Clarissa

PhD candidate

Expertise

Art history, Feminism, Contemporary art, Art and Science, Women in STEM

Kevin

Kevin

JD candidate

Expertise

Philosophy, Law, Social Sciences

Katrina

Katrina

MA

Expertise

Creative writing; Prose fiction; Poetry; Literary Analysis; Mythology and Folklore analysis; Science Fiction and Fantasy; World building; Film theory and history; Screenwriting

Katherine

Katherine

PhD

Expertise

Biogeochemistry, geology, environmental science, microbiology, marine biology, ecology, plant ecology, ecosystems ecology

Margarita

Margarita

PhD candidate

Expertise

Creative Writing, Poetry, Comparative Literature, Literary Analysis, Philosophy, Art, Art History, Literary Publishing, Dance and Performance History

Anna

Anna

MFA candidate

Expertise

Creative Non-Fiction and Illustration for Story telling purposes