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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.

Philosophy
Stephen

Stephen

MPhil candidate

Expertise

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

Elyssa

Elyssa

Industry expert

Expertise

Composition, Social Sciences, Music Production, Cultural Studies, Journalism, Creative Writing

Douglas

Douglas

MA

Expertise

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

Kristina

Kristina

MA candidate

Expertise

Anything involving the mind, brain, and behavior

Will

Will

PhD candidate

Expertise

Ethics, Political Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Interdisciplinary Work with Philosophy and the social sciences, Writing for the Humanities, philosophical ideas in film and literature

Henry

Henry

PhD candidate

Expertise

robotics, machine learning/data science, philosophy, photography, organismal/mathematical biology

Judson

Judson

PhD candidate

Expertise

Ancient Philosophy, Theology, Biblical Studies, Art & Faith, Church History

Madeline

Madeline

PhD

Expertise

social psychology, developmental psychology, moral psychology, artificial intelligence

Kelley

Kelley

Industry expert

Expertise

East Asian Philosophy, East Asian History, English, Creative Writing, Literature, Art Analysis, Music Analysis, History, Philosophy, Aesthetics, Psychology

Darwin

Darwin

MBA candidate

Expertise

Economics, Finance, Business

Cayla

Cayla

PhD candidate

Expertise

Interdisciplinary or Exploratory Projects, Writing/Research, Music and Recording/Music Production, Journalism, Creative/Fiction and Nonfiction Writing, Psychology/Sociology Research

Gabriela

Gabriela

PhD

Expertise

American Literature, Philosophy and Film, Feminist and Queer Literature, Confessional and Autobiographical writing, Political Theory and Philosophy, History

Aditya

Aditya

PhD candidate

Expertise

computer science (including web dev and machine learning), economics (esp. game theory and/or behavioral economics), philosophy

Will

Will

PhD candidate

Expertise

philosophy of language (and linguistics), cognitive science (especially neuroscience and psychology), environmental ethics, ethics of artificial intelligence

Sam

Sam

PhD candidate

Expertise

Ethics and Public Policy; Political Theory; American Politics; Law

Hala

Hala

JD candidate

Expertise

Human Rights, American Foreign Policy, Political Science and Theory, Classics, Creative Writing

Miwa

Miwa

PhD

Expertise

Bioethics, genetics, genomics, gene editing, evolution, population genetics

Elisabeth

Elisabeth

MA

Expertise

Ethics, Epistemology, Aesthetics, Philosophy of Mind, History (American Civics, Government, Political Theory), Communications, Writing for Broadcast, Journalism, Video Art, Video Production, Creative Writing

Janos

Janos

PhD

Expertise

Quantum Optics, Quantum Computing, Electromagnetic Cloaking

Alexander

Alexander

PhD

Expertise

Clinical psychology, geropsychology, mental health, dementia, research methods & statistics, integration of psychology and philosophy