Polygence 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

Donald

Donald

MS

Expertise

Psychology History, Poverty and education, Positive Psychology, Social Mobility, Health disparities, racial discrimination, wage gaps, adverse childhood experiences, child mental health, Dementia, schizophrenia, ADHD/ODD, social media

Phillip

Phillip

MFA candidate

Expertise

Creative Writing, Law, English, Philosophy

Jean

Jean

PhD candidate

Expertise

Psychology, sociology, effective writing and presentation skills

Nashali

Nashali

PhD candidate

Expertise

Neuro-immunology, behavioral neuroscience, depression, antidepressants, Alzheimer’s, gut-brain axis

Desiree

Desiree

PhD

Expertise

Qualitative research, school psychology, social justice, special education

Brian

Brian

PhD candidate

Expertise

Economics, Political Economy

Rachel

Rachel

PhD candidate

Expertise

Political Psychology, Public Opinion, Media Studies, Race and Ethnicity, Gender, Food Politics, Immigration

Nicole

Nicole

PhD candidate

Expertise

educational psychology, education policy, multicultural education, motivation, belonging, racial/ethnic identity

Jessica

Jessica

MBA

Expertise

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

Anna Jayne

Anna Jayne

PhD candidate

Expertise

Performance Studies, Critical Dance Studies, Anthropology, Ethnography, Arts and Justice

Kathy

Kathy

MPH candidate

Expertise

Public Health, evolution, biology, sexual and reproductive health, women's rights

Cole

Cole

MS

Expertise

User experience designer, PM

Daniel

Daniel

MS

Expertise

Economics, Statistical programming, Data analysis

Rachael

Rachael

MA

Expertise

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

Jacquelyn

Jacquelyn

PhD

Expertise

The influence of stress and emotions on health; platonic and romantic relationships; developmental psychology; health and well-being across the lifespan; coping and emotion regulation

Annalea

Annalea

MSW Master of Social Welfare candidate

Expertise

Community Health, violence prevention, trauma, poverty, social inequality, research methods, health sciences, social work, health, policy, government, community organizing, social justice, social advocacy, psychology, healthcare

Shadrick

Shadrick

PhD

Expertise

cultural studies, social research methods, race and ethnicity, social history, digital humanities, social theory, American musical history, jazz history, the US recording industry

Shivram

Shivram

PhD candidate

Expertise

Political economy, innovation, culture, economic history

Nathan

Nathan

JD

Expertise

Education Law, Civil Rights Law, Training, Crisis Response, Title IX

Tyler

Tyler

MS

Expertise

Ecology, Entomology, Invasive Species, Science Education, Citizen Science