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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.

Languages
Caitlin

Caitlin

PsyD candidate

Expertise

General Psychology, Clinical Psychology, Health Psychology

Colette

Colette

PhD

Expertise

Linguistics, Acoustics, Phonetics, Voice Acting, Vocal Tract Anatomy, Audiobook Narration

Claire

Claire

MPA

Expertise

History, Social Science Research, Sustainable Agriculture, Food Justice, Disaster Risk, Climate Adaptive Agriculture, Food Systems, Climate Change

Leo

Leo

PhD candidate

Expertise

Neuroscience of Addiction, Psychopharmacology, Neuropharmacology, Neuropsychopharmacology

Caitlin

Caitlin

PhD candidate

Expertise

Comparative Literature; Film Studies; Literary Analysis; Cultural Studies; Francophone, Anglophone and Arabophone Literature & Cinema; Postcolonial Theory

Xenia

Xenia

JD/PhD

Expertise

Entrepreneurship, Startups, Venture Capital, Corporate Law, Business Law, Mergers & Acquisitions, Private Equity

Jade

Jade

PhD

Expertise

Linguistics, Translation, Arabic Language and Literature, Spanish Language and Literature, cross-cultural awareness, intercultural communication, comparative literature, European linguistics, cultural studies, humanities

Roseanne

Roseanne

PhD candidate

Expertise

The role of protein misfolding in neurodegenerative diseases such as Parkinson's disease and Alzheimer's disease, relationship between structure and function of proteins, how protein mutations lead to disease development

Hector

Hector

PhD candidate

Expertise

Environmental humanities, literary analysis, continental philosophy, Latin American literature and film

Nora

Nora

DDes candidate

Expertise

illustrator, photoshop, coral draw, branding, visual design, Arabic language,

Urbashee

Urbashee

PhD

Expertise

Economics, Public Policy, Mathematics, Statistics, Writing, Research

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

Rachel

Rachel

PhD

Expertise

refugee health diplomacy and policy, Middle East and North Africa

Nusaiba

Nusaiba

PhD candidate

Expertise

Middle Eastern Studies, Arabic Literature, LGBTQ Literature, Gender and Sexuality Studies, Creative Writing: Poetry, Popular Literature, Fandom Studies

Rachel

Rachel

PhD candidate

Expertise

Linguistics, foreign language studies, French studies, Language teaching and learning, Language and ideology, Language and discrimination, Language and gender, Sociolinguistics, Language and society, French linguistics, Spanish linguistics, Italian linguistics, Catalan linguistics, Translation

Stephen

Stephen

MPhil candidate

Expertise

History, Geography, Arabic, Islamic Studies, Middle Eastern Studies, Religious Studies

River

River

PhD candidate

Expertise

Latin Epic Literature

Laura

Laura

MS

Expertise

Marine Biology, Coral Reef Ecology, Coral Reef Restoration, Biological Oceanography, Marine Ecology

Khadija

Khadija

PhD candidate

Expertise

French and Francophone Studies, International Relations, Politics, and French Language

Valerie

Valerie

MD candidate

Expertise

Internal Medicine, Public Health, Mental health, chemistry, geometry, Spanish (advanced proficiency), English, music