Grad Spark 2017 Accelerator Mentors

Brittany Givens, University of Iowa Chemistry 2015

Britany Givens
PhD Candidate, Chemical and Biochemical Engineering
University of Iowa


Shandrea Stallworth
PhD Student
Weed Science, Plant and Soil Sciences
Mississippi State University

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Eileen Gonzales
PhD Student, Physics & Astronomy
The Graduate Center CUNY, AMNH, and Hunter College


Ronald S. Gamble, Jr
Title III HBGI Doctoral Fellow
Theoretical Astrophysics
North Carolina A&T State University

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Emilia Gan
1st year PhD Student
Computer Science, University of Washington


Valerie Nwadeyi
Nuclear Engineering and Radiological Sciences
PhD PreCandidate
University of Michigan

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Imano Williams
PhD Student
Computer Science
North Carolina A&T State University

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Ranysha Ware
Computer Science
PhD student (Fall 2017)
Carnegie Mellon University

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Dr. Chinwe Ekenna
Assistant Professor, Computer Science
University at Albany


Chris Peritore Galve
Plant Pathology
PhD Student
Cornell University


Minda Monteagudo
Ph.D student. Ocean Science and Engineering
Georgia Institute of Technology

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Dr. ChaMarra K. Saner,
Assistant Professor, Chemistry
Catawba College


Dr. Natali Ruchansky
Computer Science, Postdoc
University of Southern California


Irving K. Cashwell
PhD Candidate, Materials Engineering
Norfolk State University


Ihudiya Finda Ogburu
PhD Student, Information Science
University of Michigan


Nicole Cabrera Salazar, PhD
Member, Committee for the Status of Minorities in Astronomy

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Mona Jalal
MS Computer/Electrical Engineering
PhD student, Computer Science
Boston University


Joy Moore, PhD
Electrical Engineering BS and Mathematics, MS PhD
Academic Chair, Mathematics
St. Petersburg College

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Ariel Cochrane-Brown
PhD student
Educational Research and Policy Analysis, Higher Education
North Carolina State University

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Tiffany St. Bernard
Biomedical Engineering Ph.D. Student
Co-Founder & CEO at HairDays
Cornell University


Laurynas Riliskis, Ph.D,
Computer Science,
Postdoctoral Fellow at Stanford University.


Tamara Peyton, Ph.D
Information Sciences
Harrisburg University


Namrata Bilurkar
Computer Science
PhD Student
Northeastern University, Boston

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Korie Grayson
Biomedical Engineering
PhD Candidate
Cornell University

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Ms. Renée Z. Wang
PhD Student, Caltech, starting July 2017

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Arlyne Simon, PhD
Biochemical Engineering
University of Michigan.
Systems Engineer, Intel


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