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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.

Social Science
Kristen

Kristen

PhD candidate

Expertise

Environmental History; Medical Anthropology; colonial, post-colonial, de-colonial studies; feminist anthropology; the social study of science and technology; East African history; Imperialism; social science; creative writing & ethnographic writing/autoethnography

Nat

Nat

EdM candidate

Expertise

LGBTQ individuals, race and gender identity development, stigma and minority stress, qualitative research, linguistics and language learning

Kaitlyn

Kaitlyn

PhD candidate

Expertise

mental health, suicide prevention, trauma, psychological interventions, program development, prevention, violence prevention, clinical psychology, counseling psychology

Bayla

Bayla

MA candidate

Expertise

Neuropsychology and Social Psychology

Susan

Susan

PhD

Expertise

Delivery of recreation experiences, disabilities, inclusion, entrepreneurship, non-profit management

Waleed

Waleed

PhD

Expertise

Politics; politics of the middle east; politics and religion; religion; politics and Islam; colonialism

Carolyn

Carolyn

PhD candidate

Expertise

Health Communication, Science Communication, Environmental Communication, Persuasion & Rhetoric, Public Speaking

Naomi

Naomi

MD/PhD candidate

Expertise

developmental psychology, early cognitive development, early language acquisition, gesture and communication, theater and performance studies

Keana

Keana

PhD

Expertise

social psychology, statistics, economics

J.T.

J.T.

PhD

Expertise

United States History; U.S. Immigration/Migration History; History of U.S. Social Movements; American West; Nineteenth-Century U.S.; Colonial North America; History of Religion; U.S. Cultural History; U.S. Social History

William

William

Industry expert

Expertise

Data Science, Data Analysis and Software Development with a focus on data reporting and management

Alexandra

Alexandra

PhD

Expertise

politics, international relations, public opinion, quantitative social science, political psychology, data visualization

Amber

Amber

MA/PHD candidate

Expertise

Sociology, Criminal Justice System, Laws, Protection, Race, Gender, Psychology

Gracie

Gracie

PhD candidate

Expertise

Global water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH); environmental microbiology; behavior change; environmental science; global public health

Donovan

Donovan

PhD

Expertise

Social Science, Political Science, Public Policy, American Politics, Race and Ethnicity, Social Psychology, Public Opinion, Socialization, Political Behavior, & Political Psychology

Aili

Aili

PhD candidate

Expertise

Social Psychology, Psychology Research Methods, Statistics

Margaret

Margaret

PhD

Expertise

Teacher self-efficacy, motivation, educational program evaluation, psychology of learning, developmental psychology, trauma-informed educational practices

Beto

Beto

MPhil

Expertise

Modern British History, Environmental History, American History, History of War, Sustainability

Dominique

Dominique

PhD

Expertise

Research, Social Science, Gender Studies, Intersectionality, Applied Statistics, Data Science, Equality and Diversity

Hala

Hala

JD candidate

Expertise

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