2020-2021 Cohort

NextGen Professors

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


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Juan Manuel Aldape Muñoz, Postdoctoral Scholar, Performing and Media Arts

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Sandra Arias, Postdoctoral Scholar, Biomedical Engineering

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Christopher Berardino, Doctoral Candidate, English

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Carolyn Chlebek, Doctoral Candidate, Biomedical Engineering

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Houston Claure, Doctoral Candidate, Mechanical Engineering

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Sean Cosgrove, Doctoral Candidate, History

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Rene Crespin, Doctoral Candidate, Policy Analysis and Management

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Elvisha Dhamala, Doctoral Candidate, Weill Cornell Medicine – Neuroscience

Irma Fernandez, Doctoral Candidate, Biochemistry, Molecular, and Cell Biology

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Regina Garcia-Mendez, Postdoctoral Scholar, Chemical Engineering

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Eileen Gonzales, Postdoctoral Scholar, Astronomy

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Janani Hariharan, Doctoral Candidate, Soil and Crop Sciences

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Samantha Huey, Postdoctoral Scholar, Nutritional Sciences

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Aaron Joiner, Doctoral Alumnus, Biochemistry, Molecular, and Cell Biology

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Teeratorn Kadeethum, Postdoctoral Scholar, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

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Caitlin Kane, Doctoral Candidate, Performing and Media Arts

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Anne Logan, Doctoral Candidate, Horticulture

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Jesus Madrid, Postdoctoral Scholar, Psychology

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Josephine Martell, Doctoral Candidate, Natural Resources and Environment

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Erin McCauley, Doctoral Candidate, Sociology and Policy Analysis and Management

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Anand Mishra, Postdoctoral Scholar, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Kelly Murray

Kelly Murray, Doctoral Candidate, Molecular Biology and Genetics

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Julia Nolte, Doctoral Student, Human Development

Mariela Nunez Santos, Doctoral Candidate, Biochemistry, Molecular, and Cell Biology

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Diana Obregon, Doctoral Candidate, Entomology

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Maryam Rahmati Ishka, Postdoctoral Scholar, Soil and Crop Sciences

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Sarah Riley, Doctoral Student, Information Science

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Kelly Schmid, Postdoctoral Scholar, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

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Ana Smith, Doctoral Candidate, Computer Science

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Michelle Stitzer, Postdoctoral Scholar, Molecular Biology and Genetics and Institute for Genomic Diversity

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Betul Urganci, Doctoral Student, Human Development

Heftzi Marie Vazquez-Rodriguez, Doctoral Candidate, Romance Studies

Asher Williams

Asher Williams, Postdoctoral Scholar, Chemical Engineering

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Kristen Wright, Postdoctoral Scholar, Humanities Scholars Program, Society for the Humanities

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Bo Yang, Postdoctoral Scholar, Mechanical Engineering