2018-2019 Cohort

NextGen Professors

This talented group of graduate students and postdocs spans the major subject areas of humanities, social sciences, life sciences, and physical sciences and engineering, and engage in series of monthly professional and career development activities. Learn more about the program.


Rama Alhabian

Rama Alhabian, doctoral alumna, Near Eastern Studies

Headshot of Mariana Amorim

Mariana Amorim, doctoral alumna (2019), Policy Analysis & Management

Elizabeth Carter

Elizabeth Carter, doctoral alumna, Biological & Environmental Engineering

Susan Cheng

Susan Cheng, postdoctoral scholar, Ecology & Evolutionary Biology

  • Current position: Data Analytics and Assessment Instructional Consultant, Foundational Course Initiative and Affiliate, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Michigan Center for Research on Learning and Teaching 
  • Cheng’s professional website
  • Cheng’s LinkedIn profile

Luisa Cortesu

Luisa Cortesi, postdoctoral alumna, Science & Technology Studies and Anthropology

Michael Dunaway

Michael Dunaway, doctoral alumnus, Natural Resources

Fernando Galeana Rodriguez

Fernando Galeana Rodriguez, doctoral candidate, Development Sociology

Ramina Ghods

Ramina Ghods, doctoral alumna (2019), Electrical & Computer Engineering

Robert Gingras

Robert Gingras, doctoral candidate, Biochemistry, Molecular & Cell Biology

Mohammad Haft Javaherian

Mohammad Haft Javaherian, doctoral alumnus (2019), Biomedical Engineering

Anyimilehidi Mazo Vargas

Anyimilehidi Mazo Vargas, doctoral alumna, Entomology

Claire Meaders

Clara Meaders, postdoctoral scholar, Ecology & Evolutionary Biology

Oyebola Oyesola

Oyebola Oyseola, doctoral alumna (2020), Immunology & Infectious Disease

Catalina Pereira

Catalina Pereira, doctoral alumna (2020), Biochemistry, Molecular & Cell Biology

Ana Maria Porras

Ana Maria Porras, postdoctoral alumna, Biomedical Engineering

Andrea Restrepo-Mieth

Andrea Restrepo-Mieth, doctoral alumna, City & Regional Planning

Hao Shi

Hao Shi, doctoral alumnus (2019), Physics

Bianka Takaoka

Bianka Takaoka, doctoral candidate, Philosophy

Lin Yao

Lin Yao, postdoctoral alumnus, Electrical & Computer Engineering

Duhan Zhang

Duhan Zhang, doctoral alumna, Mechanical Engineering