2021-2022 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 engages in a series of monthly professional and career development activities. Learn more about the program.

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Felix Alfonso, Postdoctoral Scholar, Chemistry and Chemical Biology


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Hassnain Asgar, Doctoral Candidate, School of Civil and Environmental Engineering


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Marissa Bell, Postdoctoral Scholar, Communication

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Samantha Bosco, Doctoral Candidate, Horticulture

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Chelsea Butkowski, Doctoral Candidate, Communication

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Joseph Casamento, Doctoral Candidate, Materials Science and Engineering

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Yulan Chen, Doctoral Student, Materials Science and Engineering

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Cindy Cordoba Arroyo, Doctoral Candidate, Fiber Science & Apparel Design

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Erika Cyphert, Postdoctoral Scholar, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering


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Cera Fisher, Postdoctoral Scholar, Entomology


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Stephanie Fuchs, Doctoral Candidate, Biological Engineering

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Zijin Gu, Doctoral Student, Electrical and Computer Engineering

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Li Guan, Doctoral Student, Psychology

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Douglas Hamilton, Postdoctoral Scholar, Earth and Atmospheric Science

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Ash Heim, Postdoctoral Scholar, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology


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Saeed Hosseinzadeh, Doctoral Candidate, Plant Pathology and Plant Microbe Biology


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Miriam Huerta, Postdoctoral Scholar, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

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Garrison Komaniecki, Doctoral Candidate, Molecular Biology and Genetics – Biochemistry, Molecular and Cell Biology

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Candice Limper, Doctoral Candidate, Microbiology and Immunology

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Maria Sol Lisboa, Doctoral Candidate, Biological and Environmental Engineering

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Lissette Lorenz, Doctoral Candidate, Science and Technology Studies

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Jason C. Marvin, Doctoral Candidate, Biomedical Engineering

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Chinasa T. Okolo, Doctoral Candidate, Computer Science

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Semira Ortiz, Doctoral Candidate, Nutritional Science

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David Parker, Doctoral Candidate, Food Science

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Alec Pollak, Doctoral Candidate, Literatures in English

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Prafull Purohit, Doctoral Candidate, Electrical and Computer Engineering

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Ligia Reyes, Postdoctoral Scholar, Division of Nutritional Sciences

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Stephanie Rich, Doctoral Student, Civil and Environmental Engineering

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Caren Shin, Doctoral Candidate, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences

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Deena Thomas, Postdoctoral Scholar, Division of Nutritional Sciences

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Leila Wilmers, Postdoctoral Scholar, Sociology