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.

Suzie

Suzie

MFA

Expertise

Fiction, Poetry, Nonfiction, Creative Writing, Documentary Film, Adapting materials into films or musicals, Gender Studies, Law, Philosophy, Journalism

Sophia

Sophia

Industry expert

Expertise

Cognitive Studies, Women's and Gender Studies, Psychology, Political Science, Multiculturalism, Human Rights, Restorative Practices, Anti-Racism

Madison

Madison

JD

Expertise

biology, law, ethics, government policy, literary analysis, intersection of law and morality, legal writing, legal research, conflict resolution, religious freedom

Alexander "Hutch"

Alexander "Hutch"

MPA candidate

Expertise

Public Affairs and Non-Profit Service

Rachael

Rachael

MA

Expertise

Political Science and Sociology, Science and Technology Policy, Poverty and Inequality Studies

Dora

Dora

PhD candidate

Expertise

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

Chris

Chris

PhD candidate

Expertise

Poetry, Fiction, Nonfiction, Literary Criticism

CB

CB

MS candidate

Expertise

Sports Analytics

Riya

Riya

MD candidate

Expertise

Molecular Biology, Cellular Biology, Genetics, Psychology, Sociology, English, Religious Studies, Theology, Philosophy, Indian Classical Dance (Bharatnatyam, Kuchipudi, Odissi), Cultural Studies

Lucas

Lucas

PhD candidate

Expertise

African-American History and Culture, Theater and Performance, Black Cultural Studies, Literature

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

Sarah

Sarah

MFA candidate

Expertise

Filmmaking (directing, cinematography), screenwriting, film analysis

Rishika

Rishika

MFA

Expertise

Literature, Creative Writing, Poetry, Comparative Literature, Translation, Gender Studies, Mathematics

Shirlynn

Shirlynn

PhD

Expertise

History of Art (global art history from Renaissance - present); History of science and technology from 19th century - present; theories of vision and perception; history of cinema; media studies

Katie

Katie

MPA candidate

Expertise

History, English, Psychology, Environmental Science/Studies, Political Science

Ingrid

Ingrid

EdM

Expertise

projects that prioritize inclusivity, projects that implement photo editing and/or computer aided design like Adobe Illustrator or free software, projects that integrate computer science into other fields, education projects that focus on pedagogical innovation, projects that promote bilingualism, and more!

Jennifer

Jennifer

PhD candidate

Expertise

linguistics sociolinguistics, phonetics, phonology, data science

Ian

Ian

PhD candidate

Expertise

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

Imani

Imani

MFA

Expertise

Creative writing

Teresa

Teresa

PhD

Expertise

Communication and Media Studies