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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.

Linguistics
Arnel Blake

Arnel Blake

PhD

Expertise

Epistemology, feminist philosophy, philosophy of language, philosophy of psychology, and philosophy of science

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

Kira

Kira

MA

Expertise

Poetry, Creative Writing, Literary Analysis, Linguistics

Tobi

Tobi

PhD candidate

Expertise

Neurodevelopmental disorders (i.e. autism), disability studies, psycholinguistics, global mental health, psychology (developmental, clinical, and social), critical theories

Helena

Helena

Industry expert

Expertise

Mathematics, Music, Linguistics

Chloris

Chloris

MS candidate

Expertise

Research methods; General psychology; Social cognition; Developmental psychology; Theatre; Music composition; Film; Graphic design

Amanda

Amanda

MFA

Expertise

Writing, Poetry, Podcasts, Feminist Art, Multimedia Art/Writing

Regina

Regina

PhD candidate

Expertise

Education

Brandon

Brandon

PhD candidate

Expertise

Linguistics; Statistics; Research Methodology

Jeffrey

Jeffrey

PhD candidate

Expertise

Machine Learning

Evan

Evan

MS candidate

Expertise

Machine Learning, Computer Science, Artificial Intelligence, NLP, Psychology, Cognitive Science

Clayton

Clayton

PhD

Expertise

data science, computer science, computational linguistics, natural language processing, web scraping (Twitter) and analytics, probability theory, statistics, calculus

Dora

Dora

PhD candidate

Expertise

computational linguistics, analysis of textual data, application of computational linguistic tools to social science questions

Cristina

Cristina

PhD

Expertise

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

Elaine

Elaine

PhD candidate

Expertise

Cognitive Psychology, Applied Linguistics, Cognitive Linguistics, Psycholinguistics, Perception, Memory, Critical Thinking, Learning how to learn

Karina

Karina

PhD candidate

Expertise

Psychology, Linguistics, Neuroscience, Language education

Mariel

Mariel

PhD

Expertise

Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence, Computer Science, and Math

Ali

Ali

PhD

Expertise

Natural Language Processing, Artificial Intelligence, Arabic Linguistics

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