• Featured Mentors

    World Class Mentors In Each Our Research Tracks.

    All of our mentors are advanced degree postgraduates in the world's top universities including Harvard University, University of Cambridge, University of Oxford, Stanford University, Columbia University, and more.

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    Research Scholar - Natural Sciences Track Mentor

    Rhea Parande

     

    Nationality:

    Singapore and India

     

    Education:

    • University of Cambridge, Ph.D in Oncology
    • University of Oxford, M.Biochem

    Bio:

    Rhea Parande's Oxford Biochemistry degree led her to explore cancer's signaling pathways. She pursued a PhD at the MRC Cancer Unit, focusing on BRCA2 degradation triggered by aldehydes. Her research interests are in Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Oncology, Immunology, and targeting cancer pathways.

     

    Notable Achievements:

    • Gates-Cambridge Scholarship for Ph.D
    • Consultant For ClearView Healthcare Partners
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    Research Scholar - Social Sciences Track Mentor

    Emily Towner

     

    Nationality:
    USA

     

    Education:
    • University of Cambridge, Ph.D. Candidate in Psychology
    • University of California, Los Angeles, M.S in Social Science
    • City University of New York, B.A in Communications and Media
    • Fashion Institute of Technology, A.S in Applied Science
    Bio:
    Her research focuses on adolescence, delving into learning, mental health, and socioemotional development. With a keen interest in understanding the impacts of social isolation, she investigates how isolation and loneliness affect mental health in adolescents. Utilizing high-definition magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), Emily explores potential correlations between brain structure and adolescents' responses to social isolation.

     

    Notable Achievements:
    • Gates-Cambridge Scholarship for PH.D
    • Research experience at UCLA investigating early experiences' influence on the brain and body
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    Research Scholar - Applied Arts and Design Track Mentor

    Caroline King

     

    Nationality:

    USA

     

    Education:

    • Stanford University, J.D Candidate In Law
    • University of Oxford, M.St in Creative Writing
    • Dartmouth College, Master’s Fellowship in Comparative Literature
    • Johns Hopkins University, B.A in Psychology, Writing Seminars, and Spanish

    Bio:

    Caroline King's research and practice interests include critical theory, creative writing, comparative literature, psychology, posthumanism, gender studies, technology in literature, Latin American literature, and modernist literature.

     

    Notable Achievements:

    • Louis Vuitton Visionaries Award, 2021, Co-Founder of the Napkin Poetry Review
    • Graduate Student Achievement Award, 2021, Dartmouth College
    • WB Yeats International Poetry Contest Winner, 2024
        
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    Research Scholar - Natural Sciences Track Mentor

    Dylan McClurg

     

    Nationality:

    Ireland

     

    Education:

    • University of Cambridge, Ph.D Candidate in Oncology
    • University of Cambridge, M.Phil Medical Sciences
    • University of Aberdeen, MB.ChB Medicine and Surgery
    • Queens University Belfast, B.Sc (Hons) Biochemistry

    Bio:

    Dr. Dylan McClurg is an aspiring clinical academic oncologist in upper gastrointestinal cancers with demonstrated experience in translational cancer research, medical education, and leadership roles. His research is currently focused on understanding disease progression and improving therapy in oesophageal cancer. His areas of interest and experience includes, genomics, cell culture, gene expression profiling, therapeutics, immunohistochemistry, and spatial multiomics.

     

    Notable Achievements:

    • Cancer Research U.K. Cambridge Clinical Research Training Fellowship
    • Wolfson Intercalated Award Grant, Royal College of Physicians
    • Cambridge Trust Masters Scholarship Award, University of Cambridge
    • Medical Research Council Studentship Award (Visiting Scholar Johns Hopkins University)
       
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    Research Scholar - Applied Arts and Design Track Mentor

    Nako Adodoadji

     

    Nationality:

    Kenya and USA

     

    Education:

    • Columbia University, M.F.A in Playwriting
    • University of the Arts, B.F.A in Theatre & Acting

    Bio:

    With productions and events in New York, Philadelphia, Providence, and South Africa, and collaborations with Neighborhood Film Company, Pocket Gems, Wattpad, NXTech, Giant Shoulders, CIC Massachusetts, Brown University, and Columbia University, Nako Adodoadji is a writer, director, actor, producer, story consultant, and public speaking coach with experience in playwriting, screenwriting, acting, directing, and interdisciplinary collaboration.

     

    Notable Achievements:

    • Finalist (Orchard Project Labs Fellowship)
    • Finalist (Downtown Urban Arts Festival)
    • Semi-Finalist (Kate Neal Kinley Memorial Fellowship)
    • Semi-Finalist (The Script Lab Screenplay Contest)
    • Quarter-Finalist (ISA Emerging Screenwriting Award)
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    Research Scholar - Tech Track Mentor and App-Builder Mentor

    Georgi Karadzhov

     

    Nationality:

    Bulgaria

     

    Education:

    • University Of Cambridge, Postdoctoral Fellowship, Machine Learning
    • University Of Cambridge, Ph.D Machine Learning
    • Sofia University, M.Sc, Information Retrieval
    • Technical University of Sofia, B.Sc: Applied Mathematics

    Bio:

    Georgi is a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Cambridge and a principal consultant at Gamma Squared. He is interested in machine learning for natural language processing, and in recent years, he has been working on the DEliBot Project, building a next generation of dialogue system that helps people collaborate better together in the sub-field of AI-assisted human collaboration.

     

    Notable Achievements:

    • Part of teams awarded first place in hackathons: including: ‘Hack the fake news’ Hackathon in 2017
    • Author of Obfuscation task at PAN lab, hosted by CLEF in 2016
    • Organizer of PyData Sofia and NLP Seminars at Cambridge University
    • Recipient of the Wiseman Award 2023 (Department of Computer Science and Technology, University of Cambridge)
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    Research Scholar - Natural Sciences Track Mentor

    Jeremy Conway

     

    Nationality:

    USA

     

    Education:

    • Harvard University, PH.D Candidate in Molecular & Cellular Biology,
    • Harvard University, M.A. Molecular & Cellular Biology
    • Northeastern University, B.S. in Cell & Molecular Biology

    Bio:

    Jeremy Conway is currently focused on developing novel protein labels for multicolor electron microscopy in his research. His areas of interest and experience include nanotechnology, microscopy, cell biology, and bioelectricity.

     

    Notable Achievements:

    • NSF Grant at the Simons Center for the Mathematical & Statistical Analysis of Biology at Harvard University
       
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    Research Scholar - Social Sciences Track Mentor

    Pontus Goeransson

     

    Nationality:

    Sweden

     

    Education:

    • UC Berkeley School of Law, J.D Candidate
    • University of Oxford, M.Sc in Migration Studies
    • Columbia University, B.A in Political Science

    Bio:

    Pontus' research included examining the effectiveness of the employment subsidy policy in Sweden, also known as trainee jobs, in assisting newly arrived migrants in securing permanent employment and determining if specific categories of migrants benefited more than others.

     

    Notable Achievements:

    • Summa Cum Laude, Columbia University
    • Jack Kent Cook Scholarship
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    App-Builder Mentor

    Walid Sabihi

     

    Nationality:

    Norway and Morocco

     

    Education:

    • University of Oxford, M.CompSci Candidate

    Bio:

    With an enduring passion for software development, Walid Sabihi embarked on his journey at a young age, crafting websites for impactful initiatives like an Amazonian tribe project. This ignited a trajectory of building full-stack prototypes for startups, including a sophisticated order management system, and pioneering a QR code-based payment platform for small enterprises. Augmenting practical expertise with a rigorous academic foundation from Oxford, Walid secured an esteemed software internship at a leading trading firm and currently delves into distributed system protocols under the guidance of Prof. Nobuko Yoshida. Eager to continually expand his horizons, Walid is dedicated to sharing his evolving expertise and insights.

     

    Notable Achievements:

    • Winner of the Blackrock Challenge for ESG in 2022 (Hack Cambridge Atlas)

    Notable Software Projects:

    • Fishing Trends – An interactive visualisation of fishing efforts around the world since 1950. Key topics: Large data processing, front-end visualisation and interactivity
    • Qrify – Online payment platform using QR Codes, built from scratch. Key topics: Full-stack development (front-end and back-end), User Experience and UI Design
    • CryptoImpact – Developed a blockchain environmental impact calculator that used data from an electricity consumption Index and historical transaction data to estimate the user’s carbon footprint. Key topics: Algorithmic data processing, Software in sustainability
    • Meteora – Developed the core software for audio and ML processing used in a hearing aid prototype that was presented live to a company-wide audience (more than 600 employees). Key topics: Machine Learning, Interactive Devices, Low-latency Processing
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