Our 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.

Elizabeth

PhD

Subjects

Literature, History, Film, Humanities, Social Sciences

Expertise

European and Middle East History, Comparative Literature, Creative Writing, French Literature,

Karen

PhD

Subjects

Biology, Computer Science

Expertise

Human genetics, genomics, bioinformatics, DNA sequencing

Ali

MBA candidate

Subjects

Finance, Business

Expertise

Finance, technology investing, venture capital, business

Tyler

PhD candidate

Subjects

Neuroscience, Psychology, Biology

Expertise

Alzheimer's disease, aging, Autism Spectrum disorder, neurological disorders, human neuroimaging, cognition

Marcus

PhD candidate

Subjects

Neuroscience, Biology, Chemistry

Expertise

Neuroscience, cell and molecular biology, pharmacology, organic chemistry, drug discovery, biotechnology

Ilana

PhD candidate

Subjects

Psychology

Expertise

Clinical psychology, risk and resilience factors, psychotherapy, youth and development, organizational psychology

Alex

PhD candidate

Subjects

Physics, Math, Computer Science

Expertise

Mathematics

Cindy

Ph.D. candidate

Subjects

Literature, Creative Writing, Other, Psychology

Expertise

Counseling psychology, minority youth and families, immigrant mental health, adolescent mental health and risk factors, Asian American mental health, cultural identity, bilingualism, parent-child relationships and intergenerational conflict, academic/research writing

Sejal

B.S. candidate

Subjects

Sports Analytics, Neuroscience, Biology, Engineering, Computer Science

Expertise

Data Science, Data Analytics, Machine Learning, Natural Language Processing, Data Visualization, Computer Science, Biotechnology, Sports Analytics

Anthony

PhD candidate

Subjects

Literature, Creative Writing, History, Fine Arts, Politics, Other, Architecture

Expertise

Classical studies (Latin and Greek language and literature), Greek and Roman archaeology, Greek and Roman history, art history, history of architecture, 19th century US history and literature

Katie

Master of Science

Subjects

Math, Engineering

Expertise

Structural Engineering

Kelley

BA candidate

Subjects

Literature, Creative Writing, History, Fine Arts, Fashion, Film, Music, Psychology

Expertise

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

Kees

M.S. candidate

Subjects

Other, Math, Engineering, Computer Science

Expertise

Epidemiology, Statistics, Statistical Programming (R, SAS, Python), Data Science, Nutrition, GIS (ArcGIS, QGIS)

Jack

Doctor of Philosophy candidate

Subjects

Physics, Engineering

Expertise

Mechanical Engineering, Fluid Dynamics

Anna

MFA candidate

Subjects

Creative Writing, Fine Arts

Expertise

Creative Non-Fiction and Illustration for Story telling purposes

Cameron

Bachelor of Arts

Subjects

Creative Writing, Psychology, Computer Science

Expertise

software engineering, computer science, writing (e.g. blogging)

Ilana

MBA candidate

Subjects

Literature, Economics, Business, Other, Robotics, Engineering

Expertise

Business strategy, modeling/simulation, data analysis, user research, opera studies, theater/performance studies, literary translation, robotics

Vivian

Bachelors of Science

Subjects

Biology

Expertise

Regenerative and developmental biology, cell biology, biochemistry, genetics

Devi

BA

Subjects

Other, Neuroscience, Biology

Expertise

Applications of neuroimaging in understanding neurocognitive disorders, end-of-life care (i.e. hospice care), learning (from a neurobiological perspective), memory, the intersection of science and society (i.e. topics like nature vs. nurture)

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