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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.

Literature
Meg

Meg

PhD candidate

Expertise

Materials Sciences/ Applied Physics / Electrical Engineering

Susan

Susan

MA

Expertise

Literature, Creative Writing, Film, Folklore and Fairy Tale Studies, Editorial Work, Publishing, Mythology, Dystopian film and literature, Speculative fiction, Fantasy fiction, Magical Realism, Writing for Publication

Cody

Cody

PhD

Expertise

Literature and Literary Theory, Philosophy, Creative Writing, Race and Ethnicity, Cultural Studies

Saadia

Saadia

PhD candidate

Expertise

French, Francophone Studies, Literature, Pedagogy, English, Sexuality and Gender, African Studies, Queer Studies, Film Studies, Literature, African Culture, Islam and Arab Cultures.

Douglas

Douglas

MA

Expertise

Literature, Poetry, Game Studies, Psychology, Philosophy (especially existentialism), Critical/Cultural Theory, and Arts

Ian

Ian

PhD candidate

Expertise

English; 20th & 21st century literature; postcolonial literature; Anglophone literature; literary criticism; writing; the writing process; creative nonfiction; cultural criticism

Shivangi

Shivangi

DMD candidate

Expertise

Medicine, evolutionary biology

Jake

Jake

PhD candidate

Expertise

Philosophy of Science, Mind, and Cognitive Science; Neuroscience and Psychology Projects, especially in perception; History of Philosophy; Creative Fiction and Nonfiction

Katie

Katie

MPA candidate

Expertise

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

Jessica

Jessica

MD

Expertise

Medicine, Pre-med, Neuroscience

Nusaiba

Nusaiba

PhD candidate

Expertise

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

Rebecca

Rebecca

MA

Expertise

Memorialization culture (monuments, memorials, and museums); Public history; Genocide, crimes against humanity, and mass atrocities; History of human rights; Germany [German literature, poetry, film, and art]; 20th century; World War II

Emily

Emily

PhD candidate

Expertise

Environmental science, management, governance, and policy. Conservation, social science, writing, science communication. Decision-making, project management and strategic planning. Science communication, data management, NGOs/ nonprofits, evaluation, philosophy of science, research process and methods.

Patricia

Patricia

PhD candidate

Expertise

Art History, Feminist theory, Decolonial theory

Magdalena

Magdalena

MTS

Expertise

Medical Anthropology, Anthropology of South America, 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

Hamzah

Hamzah

PhD

Expertise

Geopolitics, Middle East and African history, race and ethnicity, political theory, international relations, Black Studies

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

Christine

Christine

Industry expert

Expertise

gender and sexuality studies, sexual and reproductive health, ethnic studies, disability studies, postcolonial studies, social justice, academic research, writing, theater arts, college access, food and environmental justice, mental health, harm reduction, critical pedagogy

Brooke

Brooke

MFA

Expertise

Creative Writing, Journalism, Poetry, Fiction, Nonfiction, Memoir, Screenwriting, Playwriting, Composition, Literary Analysis, Pop Culture / Media / Art Commentary and Criticism