2019-2020 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.


Ama Bemma Adwetewa-Badu, Doctoral Student, English

Lina Arcila Hernández, Postdoctoral Scholar, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

Xiangkun (Elvis) Cao, Doctoral Candidate, Mechanical Engineering

Robert Chiodi, Doctoral Candidate, Mechanical Engineering

Aaron Chiou, Doctoral Candidate, Biomedical Engineering

Nicole Chodkowski, Postdoctoral Scholar, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology; Entomology; Plant Science

Jonathan Gonzalez, Doctoral Candidate, Plant Pathology and Plant-Microbe Biology

Adriana Hernandez, Doctoral Student, School of Integrative Plant Science, Plant Biology Section

Javier A. Jaimes, Postdoctoral Scholar, Microbiology and Immunology, 

Eugene P. Law, Doctoral Candidate, Soil and Crop Sciences

Jesus Martinez-Gomez, Doctoral Candidate, Plant Biology

John McMullen, Doctoral Candidate, Entomology

Mariely Medina-Rivera, Doctoral Candidate, Food Science and Technology

Melisa Medina-Rivera, Postdoctoral Scholar, Biomedical Sciences – Biochemistry

I. Abrrey Monreal, Postdoctoral Scholar, Microbiology and Immunology

Manisha Munasinghe, Doctoral Candidate, Computational Biology

Sarah Murphy, Doctoral Candidate, Food Science

Deborah Oluwasanya, Doctoral Candidate, Soil and Crop Sciences

Amnon Ortoll-Bloch, Doctoral Candidate, Chemistry and Chemical Biology

Alaina Petlewski, Doctoral Student, Plant Biology

Arnaldo Rodriguez-Gonzalez, Doctoral Candidate, Theoretical and Applied Mechanics

Seema Singh, Doctoral Candidate, City and Regional Planning 

Leila O. Tayeb, Postdoctoral Scholar, Music

Eve Vavagiakis, Doctoral Candidate, Physics

Doğa Yücalan, Doctoral Candidate, Aerospace Engineering

Katherine Zaslavsky, Doctoral Student, Sociology