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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.

Environmental Science
Lupita

Lupita

PhD

Expertise

marine biology, environmental science, ecology

David

David

PhD

Expertise

Biological Science, Ecology, Evolutionary Biology, Climate Change Biology, GIS (Geographic Information Systems), Data Science, Bioinformatics, Botany, Environmental Justice & Sustainability, Metabolomics, Population Genetics

Victoria

Victoria

PhD candidate

Expertise

Microbial Ecology, Microbiology, Biogeochemistry, Soil Science, Environmental Science, Science Communication

Micah

Micah

PhD candidate

Expertise

Earth Science, Climate Change, Carbon Sequestration, Soil Science, Critical Zone Science, Carbon Cycling, Biogeochemistry

Holly

Holly

PhD

Expertise

Water treatment, nanotechnology, environmental justice, environmental engineering, green chemistry, green engineering, environmental policy, sustainable materials

Karim

Karim

PhD candidate

Expertise

Microbial Ecology, population genomics, evolutionary biology

Bryce

Bryce

PhD candidate

Expertise

Climate science, geology, oceanography, limnology, environmental chemistry, paleoclimate / paleoceanography

Christian

Christian

PhD candidate

Expertise

Spatial Data Science; Movement Ecology; Marine Biology; Fisheries Science

Sydney

Sydney

PhD

Expertise

Marine microbiology, phytoplankton ecology and physiology, oceanography, marine environmental issues

Emma

Emma

PhD

Expertise

Physiology, genomics, biology, marine biology, coral reefs, environmental science, conservation

Katherine

Katherine

PhD

Expertise

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

Steffaney

Steffaney

PhD candidate

Expertise

Harmful algal blooms; Microbial ecology; Marine Biology; Science Communication & Art

Yingtong

Yingtong

PhD

Expertise

Climate Change Biology, Ecology, experimental design, environmental sciences, environmental justice, evolutionary biology, genetics, botany, microbial DNA analyses (bioinformatics), data science, meta-analyses, science communications

Jayson

Jayson

PhD candidate

Expertise

Environmental science, public health, environmental health, policy, environmental engineering

Julianne

Julianne

PhD

Expertise

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

John-Paul

John-Paul

MPH

Expertise

Environmental Science, Math, Writing, Chemistry, Literature, English, Website building, public health, biology, science, journalism, epidemiology, marine science, Occupational Health,

Jacqueline

Jacqueline

PhD

Expertise

biogeochemistry, ecosystem ecology, contamination/pollution, linking science with policy, science communication

Nadeem

Nadeem

MS

Expertise

Renewable Energy, Ecology, Evolutionary Biology, Environmental Science, Environmental Policy, Environmental Justice

Henry

Henry

PhD candidate

Expertise

Chemical engineering & data science applied to biology

Katie

Katie

MPA candidate

Expertise

History, English, Psychology, Environmental Science/Studies, Political Science, Environmental Policy, Environmental Justice, Immigration Rights, Social Justice, Advocacy