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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
Rose

Rose

MS

Expertise

Comparative religion, drama and esl education, cultural experiences, Ed tech

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

Claire

Claire

MPA

Expertise

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

Clay

Clay

Industry expert

Expertise

Mandarin, Spanish, Brazilian Portuguese, English

Lydia

Lydia

EdD candidate

Expertise

Education, Educational leadership, Cultural Diversity and Inclusion, Organizational Policy and Procedure

Stephen

Stephen

MPhil candidate

Expertise

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

Matthew

Matthew

MET

Expertise

Game Development, Game Design, Modern International Music, Foreign Languages, Ethnomusicology

Sierra

Sierra

PhD candidate

Expertise

neuroscience, psychology, biology, music, art, philosophy, meditation, sleep, language/linguistics, mental illnesses, drugs/addiction, and creativity

Julia

Julia

MA candidate

Expertise

Python, Natural Language Processing, Ancient Greek, Digital Humanities, Classics

Shana

Shana

MPH candidate

Expertise

Global/Public Health, Community Advocacy, Writing, Spanish, Diversity/Equity/Inclusion, Decolonization, Trauma-Informed Care, Community Health

Caitlin

Caitlin

PsyD candidate

Expertise

General Psychology, Clinical Psychology, Health Psychology

Maria Paula

Maria Paula

MS

Expertise

Human Computer Interaction, UX Research, Psychology, Educational Technology for Second Language Learners, AI Literacy, AI Ethics

Urbashee

Urbashee

PhD

Expertise

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

Henry

Henry

MA

Expertise

Any projects in the humanities or social sciences! I particularly enjoy literature, language, and culture, but I also enjoy helping students write about fields like politics, IR, and technology.

Melanie

Melanie

MS

Expertise

Human Biology, pre-medicine, and healthcare management

Hector

Hector

PhD candidate

Expertise

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

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

Erin

Erin

PhD candidate

Expertise

language acquisition, psycholinguistics, corpus analysis, child development

Matt

Matt

PhD

Expertise

International Affairs and Cultural Anthropology

Cristina

Cristina

PhD

Expertise

forensic linguistics, computational linguistics/NLP, linguistics/languages, cognitive science