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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.

Organizational Leadership
Conner

Conner

MBA

Expertise

Philanthropy, Nonprofit, Business Organization

Marilyn

Marilyn

MSE candidate

Expertise

Chemical Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Leadership, Graduate school application, interview and career fair prep, Engineering

Archana

Archana

MBA candidate

Expertise

Communications (i.e. creative writing, media relations, print/digital media); marketing; corporate crisis management; career mentorship (i.e. resume reviews, interview practice, career guidance); international affairs and political analysis

Marcella

Marcella

MBA candidate

Expertise

Finance, Banking, Payments, Entrepreneurship, Organizational Behavior

Tina

Tina

PhD

Expertise

Advocacy, psychology, social policy, leadership, social justice, Asian American identity, activism

Wolfgang

Wolfgang

MBA

Expertise

Finance, Technology

Alana

Alana

Industry expert

Expertise

UX design, market research, Resume edits, interviewing, intro to investing

Benjamin

Benjamin

PhD candidate

Expertise

Clinical Psychology, Mental Health Equity, Clinical Decision Making

Jessica

Jessica

MBA

Expertise

Starting / running / growing a business, program, or product. Especially anything value- or mission-driven.

Lily

Lily

MBA

Expertise

Human Recourses, Organizational Design, Corporate Communication, Talent Management, Project Management

Tanu

Tanu

MS

Expertise

Entrepreneurship, building and launching new products, product management, and software technology.

Ada

Ada

MBA

Expertise

Entrepreneurship, go to market, product design and development, branding and marketing

Alex

Alex

MBA

Expertise

Entrepreneurship, Start-ups, Business, Product Management, Compensation, Agile Product Development, Chickens

Caroline

Caroline

PhD

Expertise

accounting, innovation, finance

Jaramogi

Jaramogi

MS

Expertise

Business management, digital transformation, people operations

CJ

CJ

MBA

Expertise

Project Management, People Management, Leadership Skills, Conflict Resolution, Improving Processes, Identifying Inefficiencies, Developing Solutions, Making Teams Better, Developing People, How to Craft a Strong Resume, Public Speaking

Xenia

Xenia

JD/PhD

Expertise

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

Coty

Coty

MS candidate

Expertise

Business Analyst, Data Analyst, Business Intelligence, Process flow

Kyle

Kyle

MPA candidate

Expertise

Brand marketing, digital marketing, project management, environmental sustainability

David

David

MBA

Expertise

Entrepreneurship, Business creation, Corporate leadership, Stocks, Financial literacy, Historical topics on business, Investing, Evolution of nutrition,