Oxbridge Faculty

Faculty by Program

Our Faculty comprise Rhodes, Gates, Marshall and Fulbright Scholars, and top academics from local universities, from Oxford, Cambridge, St Andrews, the Sorbonne, Pompeu Fabra, Harvard, Columbia, and other top institutions, as well as creative professionals and performers – all of them chosen for their qualifications and experience, and especially for their love of teaching young people. You can read all of their biographies on this page.

The Oxford Tradition

  • BA Swarthmore College, MPhil University of Oxford

    Caroline Batten is a doctoral researcher at the University of Oxford studying the magic and supernatural elements of Old English and Old Norse texts. She completed her initial studies at Oxford on the prestigious Keasbey Scholarship.

  • BA, MRes University of Portsmouth

    Siân a researcher at the University of Oxford Internet Institute, where she is a Clarendon, Emden Doctorow, and ESCR Scholar. Her research is on identity and exclusion in hacking and creative programming cultures. Prior to attending Oxford, Siân’s work addressed the performance of gender in anonymous social networking sites, memes, and GPS dating apps. This research was recognized with a Henry Walton Prize for excellence in social science.

  • BA Ecole International Realization Audiovisuelle, Paris

    Antonio is a screenwriter and filmmaker. During his time at university, he won the prestigious EICAR Student Choice Award, which is given to the best student film, for his short project "Le Mirage." He is currently working on a feature film entitled "Mind Over Matter." In addition to his directorial skills, Antonio is also an experienced videographer, editor, and producer. He is a polyglot and regularly writes material for film in French, Italian, and English.

  • BSc Aberystwyth University, MPhil, DPhil University of Oxford

    Dr. Chan completed his doctorate at the University of Oxford as the Sir John Swire Scholar at St. Antony's College. His thesis was on the evolution of developing country coalitions in international climate change negotiations. He is currently investigating North-South relations, developing countries in the post-Cold War era, climate change negotiations, global environmental governance, inequality in world politics, and the power and roles of norms and ideas in international relations. Dr. Chan is also an active practitioner, having advised the delegations of several countries at international climate conferences, and having worked for Members of Parliament in the U.K.

  • BFA École Internationale de Création Audiovisuelle et de Réalisation

    Luar wrote and directed five short films and participated in over 30 productions while a student at EICAR in Paris, and discovered a love for editing and set design in the process. One of her films went on to win an award in the Women Filmmakers category in the “Best Shorts Competition” at La Jolla. Since graduating she has worked in the art departments of two feature films, and on many other films as an editor, videographer, and assistant producer.

  • BA University of Oxford

    Christina is a doctoral candidate and graduate tutor in the Department of Experimental Psychology at the University of Oxford. She is currently researching the role of student friendships and interactions in situations of inter-ethnic tension. She also works as a Waynflete Intern in Psychology at Magdalen College School. This involves giving classes about researching and writing extended essays on a variety of subjects related to psychology.

  • BA State São Paulo University, MA Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul

    Rodrigo is a doctoral researcher in International Relations at the University of Oxford. He has a particular interest in transnational civil society and arms control policies. He is a decorated scholar and was awarded a prize for his master’s dissertation by the Ministry of Defense in Brazil. In the past he has worked for the Institute for Applied Economic Research - a Brazilian government-led think-tank whose mission is to improve the country’s public policies through research activities. Rodrigo served in the Brazilian Army as a First Lieutenant. He has published widely and is routinely cited as an authority on civil and social issues in the South American press.

  • MA, DPhil University of Oxford

    Dr. Garas is a medical researcher. He departed the hospital for the laboratory after completing the initial phase of his clinical medical training, and gained a doctorate in pharmacology at the University of Oxford as a Clarendon Scholar. Recently he held a postdoctoral Fellowship at the MRC Brain Networks Dynamics Unit. He has since returned to his clinical work in order to qualify for practice as a medical doctor.

  • BSc University of Southampton, MSc London School of Economics

    Jamelia is an economist currently pursuing a doctorate in international development at the University of Oxford. She has extensive experience working on development issues with government in Sierra Leone, first as an economist with the Ministry of Finance through a UK Overseas Development Institute placement, and now as a public financial management advisor to the government. In 2012, Google named Jamelia as third among the Top 100 Future Young Leaders in the UK.

  • BA Boston University, MSc London School of Economics, LLM Erasmus University Hamburg

    Tom is conducting doctoral research at the University of Oxford. He is a specialist in financial geography. His work concentrates on the development of financial centers in Central and Eastern Europe, with a particular focus on Poland. He also has expertise in EU-Russian relations and Central and Eastern European integration. His findings have been published in the "Journal of Contemporary European Research" and the "International Journal of Energy Security and Environmental Research." Tom is an experienced lecturer, and currently teaches at Vistala University in Poland. He has held similar posts across the world at institutions including the University of Massachusetts, the Albanian Institute for International Studies, and the Center for Social and Economic Research in Warsaw.

  • BA, MA Bath Spa University

    Katherine is an actor, director, teacher, and researcher who specializes in Shakespeare and gender in performance. She is the managing and artistic director of the Bath and Bristol based female-run Shakespearean theatre company The Barded Ladies, whose productions include Henry VI Part 3 and A Midsummer Night's Dream for the Bristol Shakespeare Festival.

  • BA Duke University

    Kenneth is a doctoral researcher in Genomic Medicine and Statistics. He is currently working on evolutionary approaches to understanding HIV infection. His previous research projects, both in academic and industrial settings, have included cancer genetics and drug sensitivity, the loss of gene function in evolution, the effects of chromosomal inversions on gene flow, sex-determining genes in coffin flies, fruit-fly mating habits, and the mass extinctions of mollusks. He is a Marshall, Goldwater, A.B. Duke, and Robert Byrd scholar.

  • BEng Birla Institute of Technology and Sciences, MBA University of Oxford

    Arvind is an engineer dedicated to solving problems. For three years he helped lead the Safe Water Network in India, an international social enterprise dedicated to the delivery of clean drinking water. He previously worked in research and development for a private technology firm in Mumbai. Arvind completed his MBA at the Oxford Saïd Business School as a Louis Dreyfus Weidenfeld Hoffmann and Saïd Scholar.

  • BA, BPhil University of Oxford

    William is conducting doctoral research at the University of Oxford, where he is based in Balliol College. His thesis focuses on ethics, political philosophy, and the role of empathy in morality. He is also interested in the possibility of blame-free morality; the connections between philosophy and meditation; the idea of learning through experience; and the potential roles for philosophy in social activism. Before taking up his current post at Oxford, William was employed as a management consultant. He routinely conducted mindful empathy workshops with groups such as Giving What We Can, World at Play, and the Kibera School for Girls in Nairobi, Kenya. Outside of academia, William enjoys tennis and yoga.

  • BA University College Dublin, PhD University College Dublin

    Dr. Jordan completed his doctorate in 17th-century British History at University College, Dublin, and at Hertford College, Oxford, where he was a Visiting Scholar. His thesis was the first study of the life and career of Thomas Butler, Earl of Ossory. His research interests include the social history of the British aristocracy and the history of material and court culture. He publishes and presents at conferences on a regular basis. Dr. Jordan is also a seasoned educator. He has taught both undergraduates and high school students, and has held teaching appointments in Dublin, Oxford, and London, including at St. Paul’s Girls’ School. He is currently the Head of Arts and Humanities at the Oxford Tutorial College.

  • MSc University of Novi Sad, MEiCogSci University of Vienna

    Luka is conducting doctoral research at the University of Oxford. He is based in the University's Department of Experimental Psychology, where he is focusing on cognitive neuroscience. His principal areas of interest include conformity, decision-making, neuroethics, moral psychology, philosophy of the mind, terror theory, and effective altruism. He has held visiting research positions at several major institutions, most recently at Trinity College Dublin, where he conducted research on spatial cognition in virtual environments.

  • BS SUNY Empire State, MS New Jersey Institute of Technology

    Keith Kloor is a New York City based journalist, where he teaches journalism at New York University and the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism. For nearly a decade he was an editor of Audubon Magazine. His writing has appeared in Nature, Science, Archaeology, and Smithsonian magazines. He is a former Fellow of the Center for Environmental Journalism.

  • BA Yale University, MSc University of Oxford

    Jordan Konell is a specialist in criminology and education policy. He completed advanced degrees in these areas as a Rhodes Scholar at the University of Oxford. He has helped shape public policy in his native Philadelphia as a Policy Analyst in the Mayor’s Office, a Fellow in the city’s Office for Criminal Justice, and a Fellow at the Public Interest Law Center of Philadelphia. As an undergraduate at Yale he was the Editor-in-Chief of the Yale Undergraduate Law Review.

  • BA, BS Columbia University, MSc University of Pennsylvania

    Theresa obtained a BA in political science and a BS in computer science from Columbia University before pursuing a Masters of Science in criminology at the University of Pennsylvania. Her work experience and research focuses on human trafficking, data analysis, entrepreneurship, and advocacy. She has won several awards and grants from a variety of organizations, including “Women Who Code,” and the U.S. Department of State.

  • JD Università degli Studi Roma Tre, MJur University of Oxford

    Valerio is a lawyer specializing in international law and international dispute resolution. While at Oxford he received two major recognitions for original research – the Winter Williams Prize and the Law Faculty Law Faculty prize in International law and Armed Conflict.

  • BA, MA

    Stefano is currently conducting geopolitical research in Rome with the prestigious SIOI (Società Italiana Organizzazione Internazionale). His principal areas of interest are the cultural, military, and political environment in which the collaboration between Italy and Britain developed during the First World War, stretching from diplomatic to financial relations, military cooperation, and propaganda; and Italy's role in NATO cyber-defense and Mediterranean strategy. He has published widely on a range of military and cultural subjects. He has also taught undergraduate courses at the University of Oxford.

  • BA University of Oxford, BPhil University of Oxford, DPhil University of Oxford

    Dr. Marsh is a former Fellow of Magdalene College in the University of Cambridge. He gained his undergraduate from the University of Oxford with a rare first-class honors degree in Classics. He went on to obtain a BPhil and DPhil in Philosophy before teaching at the University, ultimately moving to its famous rival across the Fens. Dr. Marsh is well-traveled and today serves as the Head of Classics at the Kamuzu Academy in Malawi.

  • BA Emory University

    Leah is a Rhodes Scholar at the University of Oxford, where she studies Social Anthropology. She is a Middle East specialist, and fluent in both Arabic and Hebrew. Leah has a particular interest in culture and identity in the Middle East and is currently researching the issue of identity among Arab citizens of Israel.

  • BEng Bologna University, MSc Swansea University, MSc École centrale de Nantes

    Mattia is a researcher in the field of Impact Engineering at the University of Oxford, where he develops isogeometric models and corresponding algorithms for the numerical simulation of impacts. Outside the lab, he completed the Saïd Business School’s Entrepreneurship and VIEW programs. Mattia also works with the firm Impact Engineering Technologies to improve the speed of technology transfer from academic laboratories to industry.

  • BA The Copperbelt University, MPP, MBA University of Oxford

    Karen is an expert in finance and international development, having worked as a senior auditor and consultant at Deloitte and the World Bank. She completed professional qualifications in business and public policy at the Oxford Saïd Business School and Blavatnik School of Government, where she focused on strategy and innovation in both business and governance. While at Oxford she was a Convener of the Rhodes Scholars Southern Africa Forum, and a Member of the Oxford Global Leadership Initiative and the Oxford Saïd Finance Lab.

  • BA Charles University Prague, MA University of Aberdeen, MSc University of Amsterdam

    Johana is a doctoral researcher at the University of Oxford. She is based in the Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, where she is currently investigating issues of identity, memory, and region in Silesia. Her past projects have focused on the personal narratives of women living under Communism, and the relationship between language and power. Johana is also an expert on NGOs, and is experienced in development and fundraising - having once worked for the Forum 2000 Foundation.

  • BS University of Bordeaux, MS University of Poitiers, PhD Université Paris Diderot, Paris VII

    Dr. Récalde is a postdoctoral researcher in cell culture, molecular biology, and immunostaining at the University of Oxford, where she works in the Department of Cardiovascular Medicine. Her work has been published in a wide range of journals, and she regularly presents her findings at academic conferences across the world. Dr. Récalde has extensive teaching experience, and has supervised students up to PhD level at the University of Oxford.

  • BA The University of the South, MPhil University of Oxford

    A Rhodes Scholar and anthropologist, Carrie’s field of interest are the personal and political implications of a risk culture on elder care, end of life advanced planning, end of life care ethics, elder ‘activity theory’, and elder institutionalization. She has carried out research in the United States and India.

  • BSc, MSc Ain Shams University, DPhil University of Oxford

    A university teacher and postdoctoral immunologist working on malaria and tuberculosis at the Jenner Institute, Dr. Salman was awarded a doctorate for research into liver-stage vaccines using transgenic rodent malaria parasites. He was previously a PhD research fellow in Leiden and a visiting postdoctoral fellow at the European Molecular Biology Laboratory.

  • BEng University of Zambia

    Cephas is a Rhodes Scholar at the University of Oxford pursuing research in electrical engineering. His work seeks to solve power storage, transfer and efficiency challenges that particularly face rural areas. Prior to Oxford he served as a lecturer at the University of Zambia and an electrical engineer for the Zambian rural electrification authority.

  • BSc University of the Basque Country, MSc Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    Ibon is currently conducting doctoral research at the University of Oxford, where he specializes in condensed matter physics. His most recent projects in the Clarendon Laboratory have been moving toward programmable, motile, and responsive nanodevices in which DNA is used as a building block. He has extensive experience in ultra-high vacuum procedures, advanced laser technology, and optical setups. Ibon’s research work has taken him to Harvard University, the University of Würzburg, and CERN in Switzerland, where he conducted experiments at the Large Hadron Collider. He is widely published and has taught students up to graduate level.

  • BSc Jacobs University, MSc Max-Planck-Institut für marine Mikrobiologie

    A Rhodes Scholar, Nchimunya is completing a doctorate on the structural basis for autoimmune therapeutics. Before taking up her Rhodes scholarship, she conducted research on enzymes at the Max Planck Research School of Marine Microbiology in Bremen.

  • BSc, MSc Universidad de Vigo, MSc, PhD Aalborg Universitet

    Jorge is a post-doctoral scholar in Battery Management at Oxford University. He works with AMPLiFII, a project aimed at laying the foundations of a new UK automotive supply chain. His current research focus is on novel electric vehicle concepts and Li-ion battery modeling, simulation, emulation, testing, diagnosis, balancing and management systems. He previously co-founded a photovoltaic consulting company. He has been a visiting researcher at RWTH ISEA Aachen University, Germany, and FEUP and INES TEC Porto, Portugal.

  • BS Middle Tennessee State University, PhD Cornell University

    Dr. Wallace is a researcher at the Ludwig Cancer Institute at the University of Oxford. She works on functional and inherited genomics for application in the prediction and treatment of human disease. Dr. Wallace obtained a PhD in genetics and genomics focusing on somatic alterations that drive cancer. She has significant experience teaching laboratory and cell biology, incorporating cutting-edge research, new biotechnologies, and emerging issues such as genetic testing, personalized medicine, and bioethics.

  • AB Princeton University, MPhil University of Oxford

    Sarah completed her graduate study in comparative government at the University of Oxford as a Rhodes Scholar. Her research interests include racial and gender inequities, legal studies, US political history, and contentious politics.

The Oxford Prep Experience

  • BSc Nanyang Technological University

    Sandy is a researcher in Condensed Matter Physics at the University of Oxford. His work is a study of the electronic structure of novel quantum matter by Angular Resolved Photoemission Spectroscopy, or the ARPES technique. His previous work involved research into new materials, including graphene, nanoribbons, and organic LED lights.

  • BSc Imperial College London, MSt University of Oxford

    Tes Noah is a writer. He worked for several years as a journalist, first for The Columbus Dispatch and later The Independent. He has written, produced and directed for TV, including projects for PBS in the U.S. and Channel 4 in the UK. He is also the author of several screenplays.

  • MA University of Oxford

    David is a former Judith E. Wilson Visiting Fellow in Creative Writing at the University of Cambridge, and has authored twenty-five books. One of his most recent publications is "Return to the Hundred Acre Wood," the newest volume of the classic "Winnie the Pooh" series. He has been widely involved in film and television as a director and producer, and has worked with the BBC and Francis Ford Coppola. He won an International Emmy for "Porterhouse Blue," the comical tale of a fictitious Cambridge college, as the Commissioning Editor for Drama at Channel 4 in the UK. David has written widely in the British media and has taught at the Oxford School of Drama and at Putney High School in London.

  • BA, MSc, University of Cambridge

    Samuel is a researcher in the Department of Chemistry at the University of Oxford doing work in interdisciplinary bioscience. His research interests include the mechanisms of antibiotic resistance in bacteria. His work in this area has been acknowledged by the British Society of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy (BSAC) of which he is now a member. He supervises Oxford undergraduates in chemistry, and is an Associate Fellow of the UK Higher Education Academy.

  • MSc Binary University, BSc University of Zambia

    Samson is a computer scientist and software engineer who specializes in big data, data mining, and business information systems. Research and teaching commitments have brought Samson across the world, from his native Zambia to Malaysia, Turkey, and the United Kingdom.

  • BSc University of Otago, MSc University of Otago, PhD University of Queensland

    Dr. Clark is a professional anatomist. She works as a Tutor and Demonstrator at the University of Oxford, and as a Teaching Fellow and Lab Manager at Imperial College London. Her research is widely-published, and she has received several prestigious accolades over the course of her career. Among them are the Australian Postgraduate Award, which she held from 2007 until 2011. Dr. Clark has also served as a committee member for the Australian Society for Medical Research.

  • BS Centre College

    Ben is a Gates Scholar at the University of Cambridge completing a PhD researching the structural and genetic basis of memory. He will soon return to the University of Rochester School of Medicine to resume the final stage of his medical training focusing on pediatric neurology. Ben previously worked as a Research Fellow at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute where his work focused on nerve damage. He has published several papers in neuroscience and medical genetics.

  • BS Harbin Engineering University, MEng Nanyang Technological University

    Yuanyuan is an engineer with broad interests. She has worked in both software design and semiconductor manufacturing, and led a project with Lockheed Martin on aerospace applications for nanotechnology. That project led to published work and a patent. Her current research is on the latest developments in adaptive optics.

  • BSc Vienna University of Economics and Business, MA Johns Hopkins University

    Harald is a doctoral researcher in the Department of Politics and International Relations at Oxford. His research is concerned with the links between international relations, political economy, and the formation of state power and threats, with a particular focus on the Russian Federation. He previously worked in management consulting and European financial regulation.

  • BSc University of Southampton, MRes University College London, DPhil University of Oxford

    Tom is a synthetic biologist. His most recent work involved the development of a programable bio-recorder for investigation of complex in vivo host-pathogen interactions in the human gut. He supervises students in biochemistry and leads laboratory demonstrations at Oxford.

  • Licentiate Leinster School of Music and Drama, MA National University of Ireland

    Joy is a professional director and performer with over twenty years of drama teaching experience. She started her stage career with a three-year tenure at the Abbey Theatre Dublin. She then became a freelance actor, and performed in all the major theaters in Ireland before becoming the Director, Acting Coach, and Principal of the Irish Academy of Dramatic Arts. She served in this role for a decade between 2000 and 2010. She has now directed over a hundred theater performances in Ireland and the U.K.

  • MBioch University of Oxford

    Ciaran is a doctoral researcher at the University of Oxford where his work in interdisciplinary bioscience is supported by a Pirbright Scholarship. He is particularly interested in molecular medicine, and has conducted research into T-cell function, and on multivalent vaccines against the Ebola, Marburg, and Lassa viruses.

  • BSc, MSc École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne

    Céline is a doctoral researcher at the University of Oxford. She is working in the cutting-edge field of bionanotechnology. Her project focuses on the use of DNA as a building block for structures that interact with biological membranes using chemical functionalization. The systems she designs serve as simplified models for the study of biological ones, and as starting points toward the construction of more sophisticated molecular machinery. Before taking up her current post she investigated molecular and biological chemistry at the University of Cambridge.

  • MA University of St Andrews, MSt University at Oxford

    Dr. Lau is the JSPS Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Hitotsubashi University Institute of Economic Research. He is currently composing a comprehensive study of the reign of the Byzantine Emperor John II Komnenos. He gained his doctorate from the University of Oxford. His thesis analyzed the political and social history of the Komnenos era. Dr. Lau is a seasoned pedagogue, having served as a Tutor at the University of Oxford. He also edited and contributed to "Landscapes of Power," a volume of essays on Byzantine history.

  • BFA Rhode Island School of Design

    Lia is an professional illustrator and designer based in Somerville, Massachusetts. She employs a vibrant blend of traditional watercolor and digital media to tell stories through pictures and words. Lia's commissioned projects have ranged from nursery designs to magazine covers to children’s books. Her many recent clients have included Bay Magazine, several departments of the Hasbro Company, and Studio IGo.

  • MBChB University of Cape Town

    Dr. Mhlomi is a Rhodes Scholar at the University of Oxford. He is researching ways to make pregnancy safer for women suffering from cardiovascular disease. Dr. Mhlomi practiced medicine for several years in his native South Africa before coming to Oxford, during which time he also regularly published and presented his own research. He was recognized as one of the Top 200 Young South Africans by the Mail & Guardian newspaper, is a member of the World Economic Forum Global Shaper cohort, and is an Oxford Global Leadership Initiative Fellow.

  • MBioch, DPhil University of Oxford

    A Junior Research Fellow at Corpus Christi College, Dr. Murray’s research focuses on looking at the ways our genes get turned on and off in order to deal with our changing environments. His doctorate studied how the two meters of DNA contained in every cell in our body is wound up. He has been teaching undergraduates in Oxford for eight years, and is currently designing a course on using computational techniques to study genetics. He is also writing a book about how the cells in our bodies work, aimed at children, to be published later this year.

  • BA University of Johannesburg, BA University of Cape Town, MPhil University of Oxford

    Kgaugelo Sebidi is Rhodes Scholar completing research in the Oxford Department of International Development. His work focused on higher education policy in his native South Africa. Before Oxford, he was a Junior Researcher at the Human Sciences Research Council in Cape Town.

  • BA, MA Stanford University, MPhil University of Oxford

    Miles is conducting doctoral research in political theory at the University of Oxford as a Rhodes Scholar. Before taking up his current post, he worked as a Policy Associate for the Frontier Group - a think-tank that specializes in campaign finance reform. Miles routinely authors and contributes to reports cited by national media outlets such as "The New York Times," "The Wall Street Journal," and CNN. He is a keen distance runner, and was an All-American athlete during his time at Stanford.

  • BMgt University of Alberta, MPhil University of Oxford

    Alexandra is an Oxford graduate currently working in the non-profit sector. She is the Professional Practice Coordinator at The Association of Science & Engineering Technology Professionals of Alberta (ASET). She completed her Masters degree at the University of Oxford in Russian and East European Studies, and her Bachelor of Management at the University of Alberta in Business Economics. Her research has focused on scarcity economics, marketing and management strategies.

  • MA University of Cambridge, MA Royal College of Art London

    Tom is an architect, designer, and educator who has worked for several studios in London and Oxford, including Zaha Hadid Architects and the set design department of the Royal Opera House. He also previously worked in the European Commission’s Heritage Office in Brussels. He is particularly interested in design where historic buildings meet bold, contemporary designs.

  • MSc Imperial College London

    Miha is a particle physicist at the University of Oxford working on the ATLAS experiment, which is one of the four major experiments at the Large Hardon Collider (LHC) at CERN. His work is on the decay of the Higgs boson to two muons, and in parallel on the muon isolation efficiency. He has previously worked from LHC to develop simplified models of dark matter.

The Oxford Spring Seminar Session 1

The Oxford Spring Seminar Session 2

The Oxford Summer Seminar: Double Major

  • BSc, M.Res, PhD St George's University of London

    Dr. Dilaver holds a PhD in reproductive physiology from St George's, University of London. He is currently completing a medical doctorate at Swansea University Medical School. He has extensive experience as a teacher at the University of London, where he has worked as a demonstrator, a problem-based learning tutor, and an international tutor. Dr. Dilaver is widely-published, and most recently contributed a co-authored chapter to Lubna Pal's book, Polycystic Ovary Syndrome: Current and Emerging Concepts.

The Oxford Summer Seminar: Session 1

The Oxford Summer Seminar: Session 2

The Cambridge Tradition

  • LLB Queen Mary, University of London, LLM Harvard Law School

    Camilla is a Lecturer in the Faculty of Law at the University of Oxford. She earned an LLM at Harvard Law School, where she was both a Fulbright Scholar and Teaching Fellow. She has held appointments at the NYU School of Law and the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian affairs. She is also a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and an Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

  • BA University of Mumbai, MSc University of Oxford

    Tanvi is a PhD candidate at the University of Cambridge where she researches the interplay of gender, urban planning, governance and cultural politics in India. Prior to Cambridge she worked in public policy and international development at a number of think tanks and NGOs in Mumbai and London.

  • BS, MPH University of Otago, MPhil, PhD University of Cambridge

    James is a medical researcher based in the Department of Non-communicable Disease Epidemiology at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine. His doctoral thesis focused on the optimization of treatments in populations with Type 2 diabetes. Past projects have included an effort to manage child obesity with the National Health Service, and the creation of model injury recovery profiles for the WHO Global Burden of Disease study. James is also a seasoned pedagogue. He supervises medical students at both undergraduate and graduate level, and has significant experience leading workshops and training for fellow health professionals.

  • BSc, MSc University of Naples Federico II, PhD Open University

    Dr. Capalbo is a Research Associate in the Department of Pathology, University of Cambridge. She supports a wide range of undergraduate teaching at Cambridge in the areas of cell and developmental biology, as well as cancer and genetic diseases. Her own widely published research focuses on the regulation of cell division.

  • MA, LLB, DBA Chulalongkorn University, MPhil University of Cambridge

    Dr. Chokesuwattanaskul is currently completing a second doctorate, this one in economics, at the University of Cambridge. He is based in the famous Center of Development Studies. His research seeks to expose the role of export cartels in economic development by combining game theory with historical analyses. Before beginning this project, Dr. Chokesuwattanaskul had been a practicing lawyer for several years. He has also served as a lecturer and academic supervisor in subjects including business management, economics, and statistics at several universities in his native Thailand, and at the University of Cambridge.

  • MEng, PhD University of Glasgow

    Dr. Colquhoun is an expert in biomaterials engineering, and is a sought-after industry figure. Recent projects include an innovative collaboration between the University of Glasgow and Giltech Ltd. to develop degradable phosphate glass fiber composites for regenerative orthopedic applications. His research interests include biomaterials, glass manufacturing, orthopedics, inorganic chemistry, and vibrational spectroscopy. Dr. Colquhoun has also worked with ClydeUnion Pumps to investigate the failure mechanisms of hydraulic artificial lift systems.

  • BA University of California, Berkeley, MPhil Univeristy of Cambridge,

    Margaret is a doctoral researcher at the University of Cambridge in Archaeology where her work is supported by a Gates Cambridge Scholarship. Her research focuses on changing patterns of commemoration and memorialization of Soviet repression at sites in Russia connected to the former gulag system and Great Terror. More generally, she is interested in contested memories and memorializations of twentieth-century terror in Eastern and Central Europe, as well as in the uses of mortuary architecture and graves in the construction and reinforcement of national identities.

  • BS University of Toronto, MA University of Victoria

    Sarah-Louise is a doctoral researcher at the University of Cambridge, where she is working on biological anthropology and human anatomy. The objective of her current research is to provide an osteological perspective on the biomechanical complexity of childbirth. This will contribute to tracking and quantifying the uniquely human obstetric dilemma. She is an experienced public speaker, having presented her work at conferences across Canada and the UK. Sarah-Louise supervises undergraduates at the University of Cambridge and has also taught several anthropology courses at the University of Victoria in British Columbia.

  • BA Cambridge School of Art

    Anthony is a professional commercial photographer with a first-class degree in the discipline. His large portfolio of clients includes Vogue.com, Paralympics GB, the National Health Service, British Telecom, and the National Trust. His career has taken him overseas to work on multiple documentary and editorial projects. He has a particular interest in documenting the rhino poaching trade in India and sub-Saharan Africa. Anthony is a veteran educator who teaches photography and related software across the Cambridgeshire area.

  • BA Indiana University, MA Latin American School of Social Science, MPhil University of Cambridge

    Isabel is a doctoral researcher at the University of Cambridge, where she works as both a Cambridge Trust Scholar and a Trinity Hall Graduate Scholar. She has particular expertise in development studies and in international trade. Her academic interests center on economic development, global political economy, and the globalization of production. She is a sought-after figure in politics, having served as a senior consultant in Ecuador's National Development Plan, and as a senior adviser to the Ecuadorian Minister for Education, Science, Technology, and Innovation.

  • BA, MPhil University of Cambridge

    Christina is a specialist in Tudor and Stuart material and visual culture. Her most recent work has focused on clocks in Tudor portraits. Her research interests are diverse, and she also pursues post-classical Latin and sixteenth-century Paleography. She is a decorated scholar who has won several prizes from the University of Cambridge, including the Whytehead Scholarship, the Larmor Award, and the George Daniels Educational Trust Award. Christina is committed to the arts outside of the university sector, and has previously held posts at the Victoria & Albert Museum, the Lebrecht Music and Arts Photo Library, and the Fitzwilliam Museum. As a teacher she has extensive experience of supervising undergraduates in the History of Art at the University of Cambridge.

  • BMaths Queensland University of Technology

    Brody is a Rhodes Scholar and doctoral researcher at the University of Oxford. He is based in the Department of Computer Science, and is an expert in the application of mathematics and technology to tackle problems within science and medicine. At present he is investigating the potential of computational techniques to model respiratory disease processes such as emphysema. Outside academia, Brody has a keen interest in mental health issues and youth engagement. He has served as a logistics manager for a mental health charity, and as a director a policy think-tank. He also designs mathematics engagement workshops for high schools.

  • BSc, MSc University of Nottingham, PhD University of Cambridge

    Dr. Gundry is a Fellow of Darwin College in the University of Cambridge where he supervises undergraduates in Zoology. He also maintains an active photography practice. He acquired a love of wildlife having been raised in the Solomon Islands in the Pacific Ocean, and in Dartmoor in England. He went on to pursue a Master's degree in Biological Photography and Imaging at Nottingham University before coming to Cambridge, where he gained a doctorate on insect flight. As part of his research he developed a range of imaging technology and techniques. To date he has created high-quality imagery of about 700 of the University Museum of Zoology's specimens for the use of researchers around the world. His photography work also takes him to locations across Britain and Europe to capture charismatic wildlife, from puffins in Pembrokeshire to white-tailed eagles Norway.

  • BA Carleton College, MPhil, PhD University of Cambridge

    Dr. Hammond studied at Cambridge as both a Gates Cambridge Scholar and a Commonwealth Scholar. Her doctoral research explored the use and regulation of assistive and reproductive technologies in Canada. She led the initial Cambridge Global Scholars Symposia during her time at Cambridge. Dr. Hammond now studies law at McGill University.

  • BASc University of Toronto

    A researcher at the University of Cambridge studying blast-absorbing materials, Jonathan is primarily interested in spacecraft and aircraft design, areas in which he has gained considerable experience from working on a variety of civilian and military aircraft projects.

  • BA (Hons) University of Essex, MA Central School of Speech and Drama, University of London

    Eamon is an actor, director, and pedagogue. He currently serves as a Senior Lecturer in Voice at Bath Spa University. He regularly coaches actors in the Royal Shakespeare Company, and has previously held posts at the Liverpool Institute of Performing Arts, the American Musical Theatre Academy, and the Hampstead Academy of Acting and Drama. He also served as the lead voice coach for the West End production of "Matilda."

  • BCJ Queensland University of Technology, MSc University of Oxford

    Harriet is a Rhodes Scholar and researcher at the University of Oxford working in global governance and diplomacy, with a focus on disaster response. She has worked on international development projects for NGOs in Indonesia, Nepal, and Cambodia, and previously led a youth literacy and numeracy program in Australia.

  • AB Harvard College; MSc University of Oxford

    With the support of a Rhodes Scholarship, Grace is completing the Wellcome Trust doctoral program in neuroscience at the University of Oxford. Her work aims to build models that mimic the ways in which the brain works in an effort to understand everything from mental illness to philosophical questions about where the mind comes from.

  • BAccSci, MCom University of Witwatersrand, MBA Saïd Business School, University of Oxford

    A Chartered Accountant with over five years of experience as a senior auditor for KPMG, Boitumelo recently completed her MBA at Oxford’s Saïd Business School as a Chevening Scholar. At Oxford she was specially selected to join the Oxford Saïd Finance lab. She previously served as a Lecturer at the University of the Witwatersrand in her native South Africa.

  • AB University of Pennsylvania, MLitt University of St Andrews, MPhil, PhD University of Cambridge

    Dr. Mackowiak is a lecturer, Director of Studies, and sometime Praelector of Robinson College at the University of Cambridge. His diverse interests include the literature of Victorian scientific materialism, literature about university life, “badness” in poetry, the English Tripos Tragedy paper, and comedy. He received his first degree Phi Beta Kappa summa cum laude from University of Pennsylvania in English and Physics. After that he spent a year at the University of Virginia as the President's Fellow in English language and Literature. At Cambridge he has played in the University's Gold squad for five years, twice captaining teams; has served as Captain of graduate rowing at Trinity College; and is a member of The Hawk's Club.

  • BS Boston College, MS Georgetown University

    John McCarthy studies the impact of genetic engineering on biomechanical characteristics of organisms at the University of Cambridge. He is the founder and Chief Scientific Officer of a biopharmaceutical startup working on the treatment of rare diseases. John previously served as a science liaison for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. Outside of the laboratory John is an avid sportsman who rows and coaches rowing at a high level.

  • MPhys University of Liverpool

    Kieron is a researcher in the Quantum Matter Group at the Cavendish Laboratory, University of Cambridge. His primary interest is in low-temperature condensed matter physics, specifically looking at thermal transport mechanisms in strongly correlated electron systems such as unconventional superconductors. In addition to his experimental work, Kieron supervises finalist undergraduates in physics at Cambridge.

  • BSc University of Plymouth, MBChB Peninsula Medical School, MPhil University of Cambridge

    Dr. Noor is a medical doctor practicing in the Intensive Care Department of the renowned Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge. In addition to his own medical practice, Dr. Noor teaches medical students and junior doctors at Addenbrooke’s, the teaching hospital of the University of Cambridge Medical School. He is a Clinical Supervisor at the Medical School, and an Associate Research Fellow for Medicine at Homerton College, Cambridge. He is a Member of the Royal College of Physicians.

  • BS University of Edinburgh, PhD University of Cambridge

    Dr. Popis is a Postdoctoral Research Associate at the University of Cambridge Stem Cell Institute. Her current work revolves around stem cells and how they repair skin after injury, and the various molecular mechanisms involved in the process. She completed a PhD in Stem Cell Biology at the University of Cambridge. She is interested in outreach and industry, and has previously worked with Cambridge-based groups such as The Innovation Forum and The Equality Challenge Unit. Dr. Popis is also a polyglot and has translated educational materials from English into Polish for EuroStemCell.

  • BFA, MFA Anglia Ruskin University

    Patsy is a professional artist who manages her own business in interior design. In her work, she explores the home as a site for art production, and utilizes embedded meaning and people's historical connections to household objects. She also lectures at Cambridge Regional College, and has experience of supervising undergraduate students in Fine Art. Her creations have received many awards, including the Dr. Supanee Gazeley Fine Art Prize, which is given for the best body of work displayed at the Cambridge School of Art degree show.

  • BSc University of Cape Town, MPhil University of Cambridge

    A Gates Scholar, Nicholas's research investigates multiphase reactor hydrodynamics using MRI. His earlier research was on magnetic resonance imaging of the freeboard of gas-solid fluidized beds.

  • BSc King’s College London; MPhil University of Cambridge

    A doctoral researcher in Computer Science at the University of Cambridge, Alo works on the programming of GPUs for general purpose computation with a focus on mesh generation and fluid dynamics. He is expert in a half dozen computer programming languages.

  • BGS Ohio University, MFA University of Iowa

    Michael is a professor, writer, poet, and editor who has led numerous creative writing workshops throughout the United States and Europe, and whose most recent book, "American Sign," received the Antonio Machado Prize in Poetry. He has also been awarded the Sean Christopher Britton Prize, the Chancellor's Medallion, and a NISOD National Award for Teaching Excellence. Michael teaches Literature and Creative Writing at both high-school and university level in Houston, Texas.

  • BA George Washington University, MPhil University of Cambridge

    Adam is a researcher in international relations. His most recent work is a comparative study of policing between Northern Ireland and Palestine. Prior to his time at Cambridge, Adam worked with the International Rescue Committee in Washington, DC, and taught in the West Bank as part of a U.S. Department of State program.

  • BA, MA Pontifical Catholic University of Chile; MPhil University of Cambridge

    Nicolás is a PhD researcher in Land Economy at the University of Cambridge, funded by the Chilean National Commission for Science and Technology. Between 2012 and 2015 he served as Director of the Planning Secretariat for the Municipality of Providencia, Chile, and lectured in the Faculty of Architecture at his alma mater the Pontifical Catholic University of Chile. His research interests include the political economy of network industries, including transport, energy, water, telecommunications and waste, the politics of urban investment, and the links between infrastructure and inequality. He recently won a Future Cities Prize Fellowship by the University of Cambridge for his ongoing research on the links between network technologies and inequality.

  • BA, MSc, PhD University of Cambridge

    Dr. Watson is a structural biologist at the University of Cambridge working on Cdc42 effectors involved in actin cytoskeleton and endocytosis. In addition to her research she leads undergraduate supervision at Cambridge in several subjects, including the molecular biology and bioinformatics.

  • BSc, MSc London School of Economics, MSc University of Birmingham

    Ben is a doctoral researcher in Criminology at the University of Cambridge. He is currently conducting the first major examination of prosecutorial decision-making in the Crown Prosecution Service since the mid-1990s. The project pays particular attention to the balance between prosecutorial discretion and public interest factors. Outside of academia, Ben has worked extensively in the legal and judicial sectors. In the past he has consulted with the Prime Minister’s Strategy Unit in Ten Downing Street, the Cabinet Office, and the Ministry of Justice.

  • MEng University of Bangor, PhD University of Cambridge

    An Enterprise Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering, Chris co-founded Flexypix, a company fabricating flexible, transparent, switchable glazing. Additionally, he was head photographer at the Cambridge Union Society from 2013 to 2016 and is a photographer for Getty images. He has taken portraits some of the world’s best known figures including Bernie Sanders, Russell Brand, Robert Downey Jr., and Calvin Klein.

The Cambridge Prep Experience

  • BEng National University of Science and Technology Pakistan, BEng University of Manchester, MPhil University of Cambridge

    Mudassar is an engineer currently pursuing research into 3D printing technologies at the University of Cambridge. He has trained in both electrical and nuclear engineering. Outside his own work, Mudassar supervises undergraduates in engineering at Cambridge.

  • BA University of Cape Town, BA Rhodes University, MPhil University of Cambridge

    Abigail is a researcher in African Studies at Oxford supported by a Rhodes Scholarship. Prior to Oxford she completed research on how history is taught in post conflict societies at Cambridge, where she was a Skye Cambridge and Magdalene Mandela Scholar. In 2013, she Founded the Gender and Sex Project, an initiative designed to bring critical thinking and life skills to secondary school students and to address issues of discrimination and violence. Abigail is also a champion debater. In 2015 she represented Rhodes University at the World Universities Debating Championship in Malaysia and later that year was a Quarter Finalist and 7th Best Speaker at the Pan-African Debating Championship in Ghana. She represented Cambridge at the 2017 World Universities Debating Championship ranking in the top 40 debating adjudicators in the world.

  • BA University of Porto, MPhil University of Cambridge

    A researcher at the famed Cambridge Institute of Criminology, Joana researcher intimate partner violence among migrant women. Outside of her research, Joana works with the Red Cross as a Project Manager, supporting projects in gender equality and youth leadership.

  • BS Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla, MPhil, PhD University of Cambridge

    Dr. Garcia holds a PhD from the University of Cambridge. Today he works as an engineer with a specialization in nanotechnology. He has held a number of major research appointments, including at the Los Alamos National Research Laboratory in the United States where he worked on carbon nanotube characterization. For many years he has supervised undergraduate and graduate students in engineering. He is active in the technology startup community in Cambridge, which is commonly known as the Silicon Fen.

  • BA King’s College London, MPhil University of Cambridge

    Megha Harish completed the MPhil in Modern South Asian Studies at the University of Cambridge conducting interdisciplinary research on the social, cultural, political, and economic history of South Asia. At Cambridge, Megha published the beginnings of her research into three trailblazing Indian women scientists who she sees as the “Hidden Figures” of India. In 2015-2017 Megha was a Barbican Young Poet. She is an alumna of The Oxford Tradition.

  • BSc University of Bristol, MSc University of Oxford, PhD University of Groningen

    Dr. Horrocks is a Marie Curie Intra-European Research Fellow in Zoology at the University of Cambridge. His research investigates the causes and consequences of variation in immune defenses. He is particularly interested in trying to relate variation in immunity to differences in disease pressures between environments. Dr. Horrocks has reviewed manuscripts for prestigious scholarly journals including "Functional Ecology," "Journal of Animal Ecology," and "Proceedings of the Royal Society B."

  • BArch Pune University, SMArchS Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    Aftab is a doctoral researcher at the University of Cambridge. He holds a coveted Cambridge Commonwealth Trust Scholarship and is based in the Department of Architecture. He has special expertise on Nari Gandhi’s stunning craft-led, anti-industrial aesthetic. His cutting-edge work is often presented through a unique blend of cinema and scholarly writing. Aftab is also an active industry figure. He has represented the Aga Khan Trust for Culture at public events across India, and had the rare distinction of leading the Canadian Prime Minister and several other dignitaries during their visit to Humayun’s Tomb in 2012.

  • BSc, MSc University of Leicester, PhD University of Cambridge

    Dr. Kheir is a specialist in the replication of chromosomal DNA in proliferating human somatic cells. He holds a doctorate in Molecular Cell Biology at from the University of Cambridge, where he studied at Darwin College. His early research focused on Cancer Cell and Molecular Biology, as well as Medical Genetics. Today Dr. Kheir regularly serves as a demonstrator and supervisor for undergraduates in Molecular Biology at the University.

  • BSc, MSc Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule Zürich

    A doctoral student in Clinical Neurosciences at the University of Cambridge, Gunther works on the mathematical modelling of decision-making in the brain and brain imaging data analysis. His previous degrees were in Physics during which he designed his own a highly efficient radiocarbon dating system. He was a teaching assistant in mathematics at the prestigious ETH in Zürich for 4 years.

  • BA Ryerson University, MS McMaster University

    Andrea is a neuroscientist conducting research at the MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit at the University of Cambridge, Her work is supported by a Gates Scholarship. Andrea investigates new cognitive approaches to help those suffering from Acquired Brain Injury.

  • BCom University of Otago

    James is an entrepreneur working at the intersection of cosmetics and sport. He is currently bringing several products for athletes to market. He consults for other start-up firms too, and routinely presents to stakeholders at executive level. In the past James has held a Managing Associateship with the Auriemma Consulting Group; a post in the finance division of Piran Partners; and roles with The Royal Bank of Scotland. He is a Registered Salesperson with the New Zealand Real Estate Agents Authority, and carries a National Certificate in Real Estate from the Open Polytechnic of New Zealand.

  • BA, MA University of Cape Town

    Oliver is a South African writer currently completing his doctorate in English Literature at the University of Cambridge. His work centers on the Rousseau’s impact on both education and reading.

  • BA University of Cambridge

    Stephanie is a doctoral researcher at the University of Cambridge. She is a specialist in biological anthropology, and is currently working to identify the unique physiological adaptations of high altitude communities. This will enable a better understanding of how to treat low oxygen levels in critically ill patients in intensive care hospital units. Her work is multidisciplinary and spans physiology, molecular biology, anthropology and medicine. Stephanie holds a rare starred first-class undergraduate degree in Natural Science from the University of Cambridge.

  • MBBS Newcastle University, MRES Newcastle University

    Dr. Peasley is currently based in the medical department at Kettering General Hospital. Her research interests focus on acute medicine, emergency medicine, and surgery. During the course of her career she has worked in accident and emergency departments, gastroenterology departments, and colorectal surgery departments.

  • MEng University of Manchester, PhD University College London

    Dr. Quinn is a structural engineer at Momentum Consulting Engineers. She is currently working on projects to assess the seismic performance of historic buildings in Peru, and to recommend appropriate strengthening solutions where required. She has carried out extended fieldwork in Peru to gather data on geometry and materials, and has collaborated with many architects and local stakeholders as part of the process. Dr. Quinn gained her PhD in Civil Engineering from University College London. She is a committed teacher and has supervised architecture students up to graduate level. Outside of academia, she has contributed to poverty alleviation and disaster relief projects run by groups like Engineers Without Borders and Pisco Sin Fronteras.

  • BA University of Florida, MA University of Chicago

    A specialist in modern Chinese history, Yevgen is completing his doctorate at the University of Cambridge as a Gates Scholar. His work centers on Manchuria in the period immediately following World War II, asking big questions about the balance of power in East Asia, the determination of borders, and the impact of the early Cold War period on modern China. Prior to Cambridge he studied as a Boren Fellow at National Taiwan University. He writes frequently for The American Interest, The Independent, and the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.

  • BA University of Pennsylvania, BSc Wharton School of Business

    Rob is an investment analyst based in Prague. He acts as a principal for an international team of investors establishing a $100-million mezzanine fund focused on Central European real estate. His career began in the Real Estate Group of Salomon Smith Barney's New York Investment Banking Division. There he helped to lead several IPOs, raising over $7.5 billion in the process. Later Rob relocated to Europe to take on senior positions in venture capital. He worked first in Dublin and then in the Czech Republic. Most recently, Rob has consulted with The Gem Group, a London-based private equity fund.

  • BA Jagiellonian University, BSc Westminister University, MA University of the Arts London, MFA Wimbledon College of Art, University of Arts London

    Sylwia is a London-based artist. Primarily a painter working in oils on paper and canvas, much of Sylwia’s work is drawn from archival photos that she collects. Her work has been recognized by Saatchi Art, British Women Artists, and The Brix. Her work is shown in galleries throughout London.

  • MBBS Universitatea de Medicina si Farmacie din Craiova, MPhil University of Cambridge

    Dr. Tabassum works in the University of Cambridge Pharmacology Department, where she holds a prestigious Gates Scholarship. She has already qualified as a medical doctor and is now researching new ways to fight disease. Her particular areas of expertise include cell biology and signalling, and inositol phosphates and lipids. She is currently focusing on the mechanisms involved in Adenylyl Cyclase type VIII trafficking and targeting to cholesterol-rich domains. She also serves as an undergraduate supervisor at the University.

  • BEng Birla Institute of Technology, MSc University of Surrey

    A Junior Research Fellow with the Indian National Centre for Antarctic and Ocean Research and a doctoral researcher at the Scott Polar Research Institute at Cambridge, Praveen studies how climate change affects Antarctic sea ice variability, from seasonal to decadal time-scales using historical ship records from the dawn of the 20th century, marking the Heroic age of Antarctic exploration.

  • DVM University of Ibadan, MSc University of Oxford

    Dr. Ugwu is a veterinarian with interest in infection and immunity and the winner of a Presidential Scholarship for Innovation and Development from the Federal Government of Nigeria. He studied Integrated Immunology at Oxford and is completing a PhD in Cambridge on viral persistence and the role of antigen presenting cells.

  • BS University of Rochester

    Pedro is an optical engineer undertaking doctoral research in biotechnology at the University of Cambridge as a Gates Scholar. His work aims to identify new trade-offs between optical and digital complexity in super resolution microscopy to better understand chemical reactions in the human body at a nanometer scale.

  • BA Pacific University, MPhil University of Cambridge

    Callie is a Gates Scholar at the University of Cambridge. Her research focuses on the heritage resurgence among Maya groups in Guatemala. Prior to Cambridge, Callie worked extensively with the Girl Scouts on leadership education.

  • BA University of Cambridge, MA King’s College London, PhD University of Cambridge

    Dr. Varley-Winter is a lecturer in English Literature at Keble College in the University of Oxford. Her current research focuses on topics including literary fragments and fragmentation, lyric poetry, and war literature; and writers such as Emily Dickinson, Mina Loy, and Stevie Smith. She is also active as a poet. Her work has appeared in "Obsessed with Pipework," "Gadabout," "Varsity," and "Pomegranate." She was awarded the Brewer Hall Poetry Prize in 2013. Outside of academia, Dr. Varley-Winter has worked as an Editorial Assistant at the Natural History Museum in London.

  • BS Creighton University, MD, PhD University of Arizona

    Dr. Vesely is Professor of Medicine, Molecular Pharmacology, and Physiology at the University of South Florida Medical School in Tampa. He is the author of 328 peer-reviewed scientific publications and three books. Dr. Vesely discovered three hormones made by the heart which, in healthy individuals, help control blood pressure and sodium and water metabolism. He is a decorated scientist and has been awarded the Service to America Career Achievement Medal for the most significant research over a 25-year period. He has also simultaneously been the Chief of Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism at the Tampa Veterans' Administration (VA) hospital.

  • BA Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, BA Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro, MA EICAR International Film School

    Victoria is a Brazilian filmmaker. She has experience in all aspects of filmmaking, including directing, producing, and working as a casting director for feature films, short films, and music videos. She has worked as a creative assistant and researcher for Ridley Scott Associates. Victoria’s first film “She Walks” won the Albert Broccoli Award for Best Film at the Cinematheque Française and had its premiere at the International Film Festival of Rotterdam. She is currently working on her next film, “Selvagem”.

  • BA, BSc University of British Columbia, MPH, CHFM, CPHI Johns Hopkins University

    Justin is conducting doctoral research at the University of Cambridge. He is based in the Department of Public Health and Primary Care. His current project draws on epidemiology, econometrics, and applied policy analysis to interrogate government responses to macroeconomic shocks in European countries and their impact on population health. Prior to taking up his current position, he worked as a Senior Associate for Avalere Health. In this role he helped Fortune 500 life science companies and charitable foundations solve coverage, coding, payment, and patient access problems.

Oxbridge at St Andrews

  • MD University of Belgrade, MSc University of London

    Dr. Bjelogrlic is the Principal Teaching Fellow in Clinical Medicine at the St Andrews University School of Medicine. He moved to the UK after graduating in Medicine from the University of Belgrade, and completed a number of internships before reading for an MSc in Histopathology at the University of London. Since 1997 he has taught at St Andrews, where today he serves as the Objective Structured Clinical Examination Manager and the Clinical Medicine Skills Program Coordinator.

  • BA Manchester School of Art, MFA Edinburgh College of Art

    Katie is a professional artist based in Edinburgh. Her current projects rely principally on photography, film installation, and performance. Her work is held in the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, the University of Edinburgh, and private collections in the U.K. She has been shortlisted for the Bloomberg New Contemporaries Prize, and in 2015 the Embassy Gallery in Edinburgh commissioned a solo exhibition from her. Katie also co-ran Sheer Wonder Press, an independent publishing house for artists' books, and has recently performed at the WOW Festival, the Southbank Centre in London, and the Glasgow International Festival of Visual Art.

  • BA University of Stirling, MLitt, PhD University of St Andrews

    Dr. Brown is a political philosopher specializing in the relationship between the individual and the state. His research seeks to move beyond rational and structural explanations of this relationship and to develop a new paradigm building upon from Kierkegaard’s concept of the ‘encounter’. Since 2014 he has taught undergraduates in philosophy, politics, and international relations at the University of St Andrews and the University of Stirling. Dr. Brown is an Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

  • BA University of York, MSc University of Edinburgh

    Dave is a professional poet and critic, and a doctoral researcher at the University of Edinburgh. His current project focuses on Louis MacNeice and his influence on contemporary Northern Irish poetry. Dave is widely published, and has recently had work featured in "The Edinburgh Review," "The Stinging Fly," "Poetry Wales," and "The Yellow Nib." In 2015, he won the prestigious Saboteur Award for Best Reviewer.

  • MA University of Glasgow, MLitt University of St Andrews

    Gareth is a researcher specializing in political violence. His most recent work is on the origins of violent sectarian groups, including ISIS and Al-Qaeda in Iraq. He regularly organizes conferences and symposia on this vital topic.

  • MMath University of Oxford, MA, PhD University of East Anglia

    Dr. Jordan is a Lecturer in English at Kean University where teaches writing, including courses in poetry, short fiction, and creative nonfiction. His doctorate was a historiography of three modern poets – David Jones, Geoffrey Hill, and Ian Duhig. Dr. Jordan is an editor and director at Gatehouse Press, a boutique English literary press, and author of three collections of poetry. His fourth volume of poetry is due for publication in 2018.

  • BSc, MEng National Technical University of Athens, MSc Grenoble Institute of Technology

    Zeynep is currently carrying out doctoral research at the University of Edinburgh in the School of Engineering. Her project involves the micromechanical analysis of granular materials, for which she employs a variety of methods, including x-ray computed tomography and image processing. She also has extensive industry experience, having worked on large-scale projects for S&B Industrial Minerals and AKTOR. Zeynep is a seasoned pedagogue and has been nominated for several teaching distinctions at the University of Edinburgh, including the coveted Best Overall Teaching Award.

  • BSc, MSc University of Dundee

    Larissa is a specialist in human anatomy. She teaches anatomy and physiology at the Centre for Anatomy and Human Identification at the University of Dundee. Larissa has conducted comparative research into dissection techniques, and her current work aims to aid forensic practitioners with human identification by refining our understanding of skeletal non-metric traits in the contemporary Scottish population.

  • MA University of Sheffield, BA University of West Macedonia

    Ioanna is a doctoral candidate at the University of Dundee conducting research on European energy policy in the context of great power competition. In addition to her research she teaches comparative politics.

  • BSc University of Tehran, MSc Paris School of Economics, MSc University of Paris 1 Pantheon-Sorbonne and Ca'Foscari University of Venice

    Mehdi is a doctoral researcher at the University of Dundee, where he is working on Economics. His research centers on the impact of climate change on human life. In particular he uses empirical methods to quantify the influence of climate change on migration, and on the birth of armed conflicts. Mehdi is also experienced in industry, and has worked in Research and Development for UNDP, and as an analyst for A&F Markets.

  • MA, MLitt, PhD University of St. Andrews

    Dr. Torrubia is a Teaching Fellow and Lecturer in the Department of History at the University of St Andrews. His research interests spread across five centuries. Recently he has taught on topics as diverse as America and Europe in the 1960s and British Imperialism in India dating back to 1600. He is a decorated scholar and a former winner of the coveted Bonarjee Prize, in addition to having received generous grants from the British Association for American Studies and the University of St Andrews. Dr. Torrubia is passionate about teaching and has been nominated for the Best Tutor Award by the St Andrews Students’ Association.

  • MSc University of Birmingham

    Benjamin is a doctoral researcher in psychology and neuroscience at the University of St Andrews. His work concerns the mechanisms and development of animal cognitive processes, using songbirds as a model. This research investigates multiple levels of organization in the organism, including gene expression and neuroendocrinology. Benjamin’s interdisciplinary research has prepared him well to support a wide range of teaching. At the University of St Andrews he teaches foundation courses in biology, psychology, and zoology.

  • MEng University College London

    Utibe is a chemical engineer currently completing doctoral research at the University of Edinburgh. His research is in the field of multiphase fluid mechanics. Outside the laboratory, Utibe supports undergraduate teaching at the University of Edinburgh, delivering lessons in mathematics, fluid mechanics, and thermodynamics. He previously worked for the pharmaceutical firm Merck as a formulation scientist.

La Academia de Barcelona

  • BA Università dell'Insubria, DEA, PhD Universitat de Barcelona

    Dr. Bucci is a marine biologist. She works for Environmental Consulting Enterprises as a specialist in conservation and education. Her research focuses in particular on small-scale fisheries, IUU fishing, benthic ecology, microalgae diversity and dynamics, and biogeochemical cycles. She is also active with the Marimurtra Botanic Garden, where she helps to raise awareness about plants, their adaptations to the environment, and their habitats. Dr. Bucci is also the co-founder of "La Casa del Mar," an Environmental Interpretive Center based in Costa Brava and managed by the NGO Xatrac. The institution helps spread scientific knowledge and conservation awareness. In this role she is responsible for project design, fund raising, engagement with private stakeholders, budget management, and media communications.

  • MA University of Girona

    Xavier teaches courses on Communications, Advertising and PR at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, and also on Sports & Society at Barcelona International College. He blends academia with industry experience thanks to the work he has done and continues to do on a variety of campaigns for organizations such as FC Barcelona and Ateneu Barcelonès.

  • BA, MA Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona

    Lorena is a native of Barcelona. She is completing her PhD in Spanish Filology and has published articles on violence and feminine identity in texts by Elvira Navarro. Her years of experience teaching Spanish as a foreign language help her integrate a variety of texts and cultural outings into her classes.

  • BA, MA Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya

    Monica is an expert on Barcelona's most famous architect, Antoni Gaudi. During the year she curates exhibitions, gives conferences, and writes cultural content for both private and public companies. She enjoys taking her students to less well-known sites so that they can appreciate the hidden cultural treasures of Barcelona.

  • MA, PhD Universitat Autónoma de Barcelona

    Dr. Demurtas is a lawyer and business consultant. He specializes in all areas of civil, criminal, and labor law. He often works as a mediator too. Dr. Demurtas is also active as a pedagogue, and currently teaches courses in security, conflict resolution, and peace negotiations at graduate level at the Instituto de Barcelona de Estudios Internacionales.

  • BA, PhD University of Salamanca

    Dr. Gomez is an Associate Professor at the University of Salamanca. She speaks eight languages, which beyond her native Spanish include, English, Italian, French, and Arabic. Dr. Gomez teaches a number of courses at the University, from sociolinguistics, to translation, to grammar intensives.

  • BA, MA Universitat de Barcelona

    Mireia is an expert language instructor. She is fluent in Spanish, Catalan, French, Chinese, and English. Her academic background is in philosophy and architecture.

  • BA Universidad Simón Bolívar, MA Escola Tècnica Superior d'Arquitectura de Barcelona

    Andrés is a professional architect based in Barcelona. He divides his time between doctoral research and his professional practice. He has collaborated with architectural offices in Barcelona to develop a wide range of building and remodeling projects and to design furniture.

  • BA, MA Universidad de la República

    Marcelo is a professional photographer who regularly works with Esquire, Leo Burnett, Diseno Interior, among others, and exhibits his work in galleries around the world. Since he arrived in Barcelona in 1999, he has taught photography, studio lighting, and photo journalism at a variety of schools in the city.

  • BA Universitat Pompeu Fabra, MA Universitat Pompeu Fabra

    Albert is a doctoral researcher at the Universitat de Barcelona, where he holds a coveted FPI scholarship from the Ministerio de Economia y Competitividad. His current project focuses on Hispanic literature. He has particular expertise in lyrical discourses between the 17th and the 20th centuries, the phenomena of "obscuritas" and unintelligibility, and aesthetics and ideology in poetry. Albert is a widely-published writer, and has recently released articles in journals including "Ínsula" and "Iberoamericana." He worked as an editor for "Forma," and was part of the Organizing Committee of the International Congress for Young Researchers in the Humanities. Today he sits on the Editorial Board of "452f," a literary journal.

  • BA, MFA University of Seville

    María is a doctoral researcher and teacher at the Universitat de Barcelona. She is based in the Paleontology Department, where she is an expert in drawing. She also holds an MFA in Fine Arts with a specialty in painting from the University of Seville. María's work has been exhibited in art galleries across Spain and the US. She is currently collaborating with a number of galleries, including Traç D’Art and Nando Argüelles.

  • BA Universitat de València, MA Universidad de Jaén

    Andrés is a specialist in language, linguistics, and computer-assisted language learning. He studied in València and Laén, and spent a year at the Università degli studi di Pisa as an Erasmus Scholar. Since then he has worked as a language educator in schools, businesses, and universities. His many appointments include professorships in Spanish and Catalan at the Université Michel de Montaigne – Bordeaux 3, and at the Escuela Oficial de Idiomas de València.

  • BA Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, MA Universitat de Barcelona, PhD Universitat Pompeu Fabra

    Dr. Rodríguez Cuadrado is a Researcher specializing in dyslexia and dyscalculia at Edge Hill University, and an Associate Tutor at Universitat Oberta de Catalunya, where she supervises graduate theses. Her many areas of expertise include bilingualism, language production, language disorders, emotional processing, multisensory integration, and learning projects. Dr. Rodríguez Cuadrado is a decorated academic who was awarded postdoctoral positions to investigate the detection and treatment of learning disabilities at both the Universitat de Barcelona and the Hospital Sant Joan de Déu.

  • BS Southern Connecticut State University, JD Loyola Univeristy School of Law, MS Columbia University, LLM St. John's University

    Robert is a New York-based attorney licensed in both the state and federal courts. He specializes in sports law, and sports and entertainment-related issues. His job involves negotiating employment contracts, and endorsement and sponsorship agreements for coaches, athletes, entertainers, and broadcasters. He regularly appears as a guest contributor on ESPN Radio and FOX Sports Radio. Robert is also highly sought-after in the academic world. His posts include Director of Sports Management at Mercy College; Visiting Foreign Professor at the IE Business School in Madrid, Spain; and Adjunct Professor at St. John’s University, Quinnipiac Law School, and Drexel University.

  • BA, MA Universitat de Barcelona

    Sofia is an expert on the use of virtual reality techniques to alleviate phobias and treat aggressive behaviors. She hails from Barcelona, but recently completed a three month internship at the University of Maastricht to learn more about fMRI techniques in the Brain and Emotion Laboratory.

  • BA Universitat de València, MA Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona

    Yasmina has studied literature and culture in Chile, Paraguay, France, and in Barcelona. The courses she teaches tend to center on translation, interpretation, and also her passion for theater.

  • BA International Christian University-Kiev, MA, PhD Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona

    Anna is a Professor of International Business, Marketing, and International Strategy for the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB). She specializes in corporate social responsibility, sustainability, and communication strategies. Beyond her experience in academia, she has also worked with Danone and the UNEP in Geneva.

La Academia de España

  • BA, PhD University of Salamanca, MLitt University of Saint Andrews

    Dr. Andres-Perez is a Tutor at the University of Salamanca. As a teacher he works principally with graduate-level students conducting research into cultural heritage. His own areas of expertise include art history, iconography, museum curation, and the Roman empire. He regularly conducts field work in archaeological excavations across the world, acts as a consultant for exhibitions and fine art collectors, and edits texts for academic journals. Recently Dr. Andres-Perez won a prestigious FormARTE Fellowship which allowed him to collaborate with the Museo Nacional del Prado, Madrid, on the mounting and management of several major exhibitions.

  • BA, MA Universidad de Salamanca.

    Beatriz has won awards for her photography, for her articles, and just in 2016 she was invited to present her first novel at the National Romantic Novel Festival. She is an expert on cinema who is regularly invited to review and also introduce films at various events.

  • BA, MA Universidad de Salamanca.

    As a freelance photographer and graphic designer, Marta has worked as a consultant to create marketing content for agencies, museums, and businesses. She regularly teaches courses on Photoshop, graphic design, web design, and social media marketing.

  • Técnico Superior en Artes Aplicadas a la Escultura, Escuela de Artes y Estudios Artísticos de Salamanca, Graduado en Modelado y Vaciado, Escuela de Artes y Estudios Artísticos de Salamanca, BA Universidad de Salamanca, MA Universidad de Salamanca

    Ana is a professional artist, a teacher at Escuela de Arte y Diseño de Zamora, and a doctoral researcher at the University of Salamanca. Her current project is focused on the history of Salmantine art. She is registered as an artisan by the government of Castille and Leon and won the prestigious Investigative Prize from the University in 2009.

  • BA, MA, PhD Universidad de Valencia

    Antonio's research focuses on the relationship between Latin literature and Medieval Spanish and Catalan literature. He has worked as a researcher at Queen Mary, University of London, and the Warburg Institute in London. He previously taught Spanish and Literature at the Ecole Normale Supérieure de Lyon.

  • BA, MA Universitat d'Alacant, MA Universidad de Salamanca

    Carmen researches and lectures regularly on the history of comedy, comic books, and graphic novels. She originally hails from Alicante, but has been teaching Spanish language in Salamanca since 2014.

  • BA, MA, PhD University of Salamanca

    Dr. Rodriguez teaches courses in political science at the University of Salamanca. His research focuses on the Arab world: democracy, political change, and investigating the unique cases of Tunisia, Egypt, and Jordan during and after the Arab Spring.

  • BA Università di Siena, MA Universidad de Salamanca

    Alba is a doctoral researcher at the University of Salamanca. Her research focuses on artistic projects that combine distinct visual and performing forms. She also organizes workshops and courses about research techniques and methodologies in art history, design, film, modern dance, and the organization and management of exhibitions. As an art critic, curator, and lover of contemporary culture, Alba is particularly interested in the results of synthesizing different artistic media.

  • BA Universidad de Salamanca, MA Universidad de Salamanca

    Francisco is a doctoral researcher at the University of Salamanca, where he is based in the Department of Medieval, Modern, and Contemporary History. His current project is a comparative history that focuses on Spanish and Ibero-American Universities during the Golden Age. Francisco is a seasoned pedagogue, and teaches European History and Geography at the University. He is also a member of the prestigious "Alfonso IX" Research Group at the Medieval and Renaissance Studies Institute.

  • BA, MA, PhD Universitat Pompeu Fabra

    Sergi is a researcher in the department of Humanities at Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona. He gained his PhD with distinction in Comparative Studies of Literature, Art, and Thought. His thesis investigated the relationship between image and text in medieval works. Today he is a member of the Research Group of the Bibliotheca Mystica et Philosophica Alois M. Haas. He also sits on the editorial board of the scholarly, interdisciplinary journal "Forma."

L'Académie de Paris

  • BA University of Buenos Aires, MA, PhD Université Paris Descartes Paris 5, Université Paris Diderot Paris 7, Ecole Normale Supérieure

    Dr. Anlló is a Posdoctoral Fellow for the Watanabe Lab (Tokyo University, Waseda University) and for the Bligny General Hospital (Essonne, France). He currently teaches courses and supervises students in Cognitive Psychology and Statistics, while conducting his own research on the effects of emotion and suggestion over attention and conscious perception.

  • BA, MA University of East Anglia, PhD, University College London

    A published author, Elise taught at University College London for five years, specializing in French language and translation seminars. She completed her PhD on the creative and ludic translation of surrealist poetry. Her most recent publication is a translation of Delphine Grass’s poem Coming to London With No Ears.

  • BA Université François Rabelais, MA, PhD Université Paris Descartes Paris 5, Ecole Normale Supérieure

    Dr. Bastien is an Assistant Professor at the University François Rabelais, in Tours, France. He currently teaches courses on Linguistics, Cognitive Psychology, and Statistics, while conducting his own research on sustained attention and consciousness. Dr. Bastien is the winner of numerous awards and grants, including the Arthur Sachs Fellowship award from Harvard University.

  • MA, PhD Université Paris VIII

    Dr. Boudissa-Vanderheyden teaches Art History and Civilizations for the University Paris VIII, the Ecole de Communication Visuelle, and the Ecole International de Marketing et du Luxe in Paris. Her own research focuses on semiology, the language of images, and comics.

  • BA Ecole du Louvre, MA Ecole du Louvre, MA Université Paris 7, Denis Diderot, PhD Université Paris 7, Denis Diderot

    Dr. Cariou completed her PhD at the Université Paris-Diderot on the history of museums in the United States, especially museums devoted to African-Americans. She has degrees in art history, museology, and the history of museums from the Ecole du Louvre and in American civilization from the Université Paris-Diderot. She teaches American history and art history for several universities, including Paris-Diderot, the Institut Catholique, and the Université de Versailles. She is also an art lecturer and has worked with a number of museums and galleries.

  • BA Université de Pau et des Pays de l'Adour, MA, DEA Université de la Sorbonne Nouvelle, MPhil New York University, PhD Université de Paris VII

    Dr. Carpentier is an experienced French pedagogue and an accomplished academic. She has taught for many prestigious institutions, including EDUCO, the Council on International Educational Exchange, Sweet Briar College, and École Internationale Bilingue – The Victor Hugo School.

  • BA Université de Caen Normandie, MA Université de Vincennes à Saint-Denis (Paris VIII)

    Leslie is a filmmaker who has been creating content for the media group Société U-Koncept, in Paris for the past three years. She taught French as a foreign language while living in Spain and discovered how much she enjoys the interdisciplinary nature of teaching languages, and bringing her passion for film into her French courses.

  • BA Boston University, MAR Yale University, PhD, MA University of Pennsylvania

    Dr. Churchill is a scholar in religion. She completed her doctorate on Christian literary and theological attitudes towards arriage in medieval France. She is a lifelong Francophile, and has devoted several summers in Paris to the pursuit of research fellowships at the Bibliothèque Nationale. Dr. Churchill regularly teaches university courses on topics including religion and literature, spiritual autobiography, and world religions.

  • BA, MA Université Montpellier II, PhD, MD Université de Montpellier

    Dr. Creyssels is a neuroscientist based in the thoracic and vascular surgery ward of Arnaud de Villeneuve Hospital in Montpellier. She has particular expertise on intracellular trafficking in neurons. Dr. Creyssels is also an experienced pedagogue, and has taught courses on biology and on consulting and treating patients in psychiatric clinics.

  • BA Université Paris-IV Sorbonne, MA L'Institut d'études politiques de Paris

    Virgile is the Assistant to the Europe Bureau Chief for "The Washington Post." His academic background is in international affairs, and he is an expert in sustainable development and environmental risk management. In the past he has worked as the Social Media Manager of Citroën Argentina , and as a sustainability specialist for the French utility Suez Environment.

  • BA Université Paris Dauphine, MA, PhD Sciences Po, Paris

    Dr. Dumesnil teaches anthropology at the Paris Institute of Political Studies, and serves as a legal consultant on the Commission for the Abolition of Female Sexual Mutilation. She has particular expertise on intellectual property law, violence towards women in different societies, and on gender stereotyping and its detrimental impact on daily life. Dr. Dumesnil's research has taken her all over the world – from rural India to the yards of Harvard University.

  • BA, MA École du Louvre

    Saga hails from Tenerife, and she moved to Paris in 2013 to study at the École du Louvre. Her research centers on fashion and textiles. She worked with a conservateur at the Musée des Arts Décoratifs to complete her theses on the use of animal fur in modern fashion, and on Spanish high-heeled shoes from the 13-15th centuries.

  • BA Université Paris Panthéon-Sorbonne, BA, MA Ecole du Louvre

    Marie's research focuses on the 19th and 20th centuries as well as the history of photography. She is a professionally certified art lecturer and guide in Paris for all of the city’s major museums, historic neighborhoods, and exhibitions.

  • Diplôme de Recherche Plastique Université de Genève, Diplôme d'Art Visuel Université de Lausanne

    Paul is a professional artist based in Paris. He holds degrees in the visual arts from Geneva University of Art and Design, Ecole cantonale d'art de Lausanne, and Rietveld Academy in Amsterdam. He also has the rare distinction of having studied with the famous lithographer Raynald Métraux. In the past, he has worked at Michael Woolworth Publications in Paris as a printer and an editor. He regularly contributes to contemporary art fairs around Europe, including ArtBasel, ARCOmadrid, and FIAC Paris. Paul's recent projects have taken him around the world - from the Taizé communities in the slums of Bangladesh, to the wild western deserts of New Mexico.

  • MA, Ecole de recherche en psychanalyse, Denis Diderot, Paris Université VII

    Claire is an award-winning writer and poet who lives in London. In 2006, she won an Australian Young Poet’s Fellowship and published her first chapbook, "In Front of a Comma." In 2010, a full-length collection entitled "Swallow" was published and short-listed for five Premier’s Literary Awards. Her work has been translated and awarded numerous prizes, the most recent being first place in the Tom Collins Poetry Prize 2015. Claire has taught critical theory, creative writing, and literature, and led poetry workshops in France, the U.K., and Australia.

  • BA Nottingham Trent University; Diploma Fine Art Camberwell College of Art

    Emma is a multidisciplinary artist and illustrator. Born in Johannesburg, she is a graduate of the Contemporary Arts program at Nottingham Trent University. Her work has been shown internationally, including the Latvian National Museum of Art, Riga, the ASideBSide gallery, London, the Angel Orensanz Foundation in New York and the See Exhibition Space, Long Island NY and as part of a pop up exhibition at the Louvre in Paris. She has created cover art and illustrations for the novel Gag, by Melissa Unger and Dawn of the Algorithm, by Yann Rousselot as well as the literary magazine, Paris Lit Up.

  • BA Université Paris Dauphine, MA Ecole des Métiers de la Communication (EFAP)

    Eve earned degrees in Economics and PR in Paris and worked as a financial PR consultant. Her love of cooking led her to move into high-end catering and food design. After interning with several great French chefs, she started her company, "Le festin d'Eve," in 1997. She believes that cooking is an adventure and that one should always explore new tastes and not repeat a recipe twice. Eve is a published author of cookbooks and recipes for magazines and has worked on many culinary performances that combine the visual arts with cooking.

  • BA, MA Royal Academy of Fine Arts, Antwerp

    Pierre-Antoine manages and designs for his own fashion label. His garments seek to mix precision and creativity, poetry and drama. "Vice" magazine has praised them for their "intriguing peeks into a fantastical world." He trained at the Royal Academy in Antwerp and has worked with an array of famous designers, including Zac Posen in New York. Pierre-Antoine regularly gives lectures on fashion history in museums across Europe.

  • BS DePaul University, Chicago, BacPro Ecole Supérieure de Photographie et d'Audiovisuel (EFET), Paris

    Danielle is a professional photographer. She holds degrees in psychology from DePaul University, and in photography from Columbia Collage Chicago and EFET in Paris, where she is currently based. She shoots interiors, travel, and editorial projects, as well as portrait commissions. Artist residencies have taken her to Halsnoy, Norway, The Full Moon Theater in the south of France, and 59 rue de Rivoli in Paris. She has exhibited in solo and group shows in Buenos Aires, Paris, Venice, New York, Norway, Michigan, and Ohio.

L'Académie de France

  • BA Université de Montpellier, EAT, CAT in Dance and Drama from the Nîmes Conservatory, MA Université de Montpellier, DE Professor in Contemporary Dance

    Aude is a professional dancer, choreographer, writer, and actor. Her poetry has been published by Sansouire Editions, and she has contributed pieces to several literary journals. She also works as a dance and theater reviewer for "Inferno" magazine. Aude frequently collaborates with other artists, on everything from digital editions to academic conferences. Her scholarly interests center on representations of the body in art and literature. corresponding dance theater journalist for the magazine INFERNO Her performances play on the relationship between dance, dramatic text, and acting.

  • BA Haute Ecole de Commerce

    Cléophée is a professional journalist and producer. During her vibrant career, she has worked as a Local Producer for Vice Media, and as a Fixer and video journalist for "The Washington Post." She has also contributed to NGO projects in Tanzania, and regularly collaborates on a variety of arts projects in Paris. During her time at Haute Ecole de Commerce in Montréal, Cléophée took part in several United Nations summits and World Trade Organization simulations. She has lived in eight countries in Asia, the Middle East, Africa, North America, and South America. She is a polyglot and speaks fluent French, English, and Spanish.

  • BA, MA Université Paul­-Valéry Montpellier

    Ana Maria’s research focuses on the preponderance of feminine figures in chivalric literature of the Middle Ages (queens, fairies, damsels in distress). She teaches French and French Literature at the university level and enjoys reading history and studying comparative literature in her spare time.

  • BA École Normale Supérieure de Paris, MA École Normale Supérieure de Paris /Paris Diderot, Agrégé de Lettres modernes

    Samuel is conducting doctoral research in French Contemporary literature at the Université Paris 3-Sorbonne Nouvelle. He has taught French language and literature in a variety of institutions, most recently at Harvard University. In 2014, he was a jury member of the literary prize France Culture-Télérama.

  • BA Université de Cergy-Pontoise, MA L'école des relations internationales SUP

    Lara is a journalist who has worked for Reporters Without Borders since 2013. She recently organized a multidisciplinary exhibit in Paris on the youth of Iran, and traveled to Iran to interview locals in-situ.

  • BA Université de Paul Valéry, MA Université Panthéon-Sorbonne

    Frédérique is currently pursuing a second Master’s degree in French Language Studies and Pedagogy. She is a native of Montpellier, and is passionate about educational development in third-world countries. Her work as a French and literacy expert has taken her to countries around the world to consult with agencies such as Schools Without Borders.

  • MS Université Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris

    Theo began his career in Marine Biology. His master’s thesis took him to Australia to research coral reef ecosystems. Now back in France, and in his fourth year of medical school, Theo is studying to become a physician in Montpellier. He enjoys the parallels between marine and human biology and in sharing this unique perspective with his students.

  • BA Faculté des sciences de Montpellier, MS Faculté des sciences de Montpellier

    Meidiha is a trained nurse and mid-wife, but her main passions are research, journalism, and teaching. She plans to conduct research and write scientific articles that will be accessible to the general public. Her courses on Medicine integrate practical hands-on aspects, such as taking patient histories, checking vital signs, and advances in music therapy.

  • BA Université Paul Valéry, MA Université du Maine

    Marine grew up in Montpellier and after traveling the world to teach French in Indonesia, Jordan, and Bulgaria, she returned to her hometown in 2016. She has experience teaching all levels, from beginner to advanced, and thanks to her family’s and also her own personal interest in cuisine, she has created an exciting Gastronomie syllabus for our students that brings them into contact with local chefs and artisans.

  • BA, PhD Université de Montpellier III

    Barthelemy teaches Cinema and Media Studies at the Université de Montpellier. His doctoral research investigates mountain films and their relationship to the Occident.

  • BA Université de Rouen, MA Université de Rouen

    Dorothée has been teaching French as a foreign language for over ten years both in France and abroad. While lecturing at the University of Medan in Indonesia, Dorothée designed and managed cultural events that brought the language and music departments together. She has also spent time in Togo, coaching language teachers in the use of theater games as educational tools in the classroom.

  • DNAP Ecole des Beaux-arts de Nîmes, DNSEP Ecole des Beaux-arts d'Avignon

    Christelle is an art lecturer at the Université Paul Valery in Montpellier. She is also a professional artist who runs her own gallery in Nîmes. Since achieving a Diplôme National d'Art Plastique in 1991 and a Diplôme National Supérieur d'Expression Plastique in 1993, Christelle has mounted exhibitions of her work and conducted workshops throughout France, Spain, and elsewhere in Europe.

  • BA, MA Université de Montpellier III; MA IUFM (University Institute for Teachers Training) de Montpellier

    Marion serves as a specialist in Spanish language in the Ministère de l'Education nationale, de la jeunesse et de la vie associative Education. In the past, she has taught French language in Colombia at the University of Villavicencio, as well as French literature across the south of France. Outside the Ministère de l'Education she regularly works with immigrants to facilitate language and culture acquisition.

  • MA, PhD Université Paul-Valéry, Montpellier III

    Dr. Trani is an expert on the artists who lived and worked in Montpellier. Her Masters thesis on Antoine Ranc (1634-1716), a painter from her native city, won the Prix Sabatier from the Académie des Sciences et Lettres de Montpellier, with a special mention from the jury. She regularly works as a consultant for the Musée Fabre to curate and create the educational content for their exhibitions.

  • BA, MA Université de Montpellier III

    Maude is a doctoral researcher at Université de Montpellier III. She has particular expertise in French as a second language, and in techniques for helping new immigrants to integrate through language acquisition. She is a seasoned pedagogue, and has taught at all levels in both Montpellier and Lyon.

The New York College Experience

  • BSc, MSc Tel Aviv University, MA, PhD Columbia University

    Hadas began her career studying Molecular Microbiology and Biotechnology at Tel Aviv University, but she became fascinated with international affairs and political science and has been researching these subjects at Columbia since 2011. Her research focuses on Enemies of the State, and the policing of Far Right groups. In 2015 she designed and delivered an original undergraduate seminar on social movements, political protest and contentious politics.

  • BA, MFA Columbia University

    Julia is a professional author based in Brooklyn. She received her undergraduate and graduate degrees in creative writing from Columbia University, where she was the recipient of several awards and fellowships. Julia’s current project is a collection of essays about memorials, museums, and collective trauma, inspired by her work at the National September 11 Memorial and Museum, the Columbia Center for Oral History, and the Jewish Museum Berlin.

  • BA Rutgers University, MS University of Kansas, PhD Indiana University

    Dr. Bradford is an Associate Professor and Director of Computer Science at the University of Connecticut, Stamford. He has had a principal role in designing and developing the CS program at his university and his main areas of mentoring interests include computational biology, algorithms, management, and security.

  • BA Bilkent University, MS University of Pennsylvania

    Dilara’s parents are police officers in Turkey, and their careers have inspired her passion for Criminology. Her masters research at UPENN focused on the effect of police on crime in various cities in the US. Her teaching integrates quantitative methods for policy analysis, criminal justice, and evidence based crime prevention.

  • BA University of Missouri, MFA Rutgers University

    Katya is an Adjunct Professor in Acting and Vocal Production at PACE University. Her classes on public speaking and debate teach students how to present themselves with confidence, to use body language, posture, and tone to their advantage, and how to argue persuasively. Beyond the classroom, Katya has numerous acting credits on TV, Broadway, and film.

  • BS, MS New York University Polytechnic School of Engineering

    Judy is a project manager who recently completed a master’s degree in construction management. In both her academic and professional careers she specializes in civil engineering projects in urban areas. Her most recent research analyzes major transportation projects in and around New York City.

  • BA University of Rhode Island, MA UNC Charlotte School of Architecture, MFA Boston University College of Communication

    David is a professional writer and director who embraces all aspects of filmmaking. For the past ten years he has lived on the east coast, where he works with art and architecture firms, writes for online and print magazines, and shoots and produces independent media projects. After directing and editing the award-winning short "Ghost Light," David wrote and directed two episodes of the online series "The Bench Project." Recently, David consulted as a producer on the Indian-American sitcom "Brown Nation," and on the feature film "Money," directed by Martin Rosete and starring Erin Richards (Gotham) and Kellan Lutz (Hercules).

  • BS Tufts University, MFA Columbia University

    Stacy is an acclaimed author, playwright, screenwriter, and performer. She has published three novels in her "Camp Rolling Hills" series, and eight full-length plays which have been performed around the world. These include "The Rubber Room," which was staged at the world-famous Old Vic Theater in London. As a performer Stacy has appeared at The Public Theater, Classic Stage Company, City Center, and on A.R.T., MTV, and Nickelodeon. She has also sung the National Anthem solo for a New York Jets football game.

  • BS Universitat de Girona, MBE University of Pennsylvania, PhD University of Pennsylvania, MA Columbia University, MA Columbia University

    Dr. De Planell Saguer is an Associate Research Scientist at Columbia University Medical Center in New York City, and a Project Coordinator for the World Health Organization. She has particular expertise in molecular biology, biochemistry, and cell biology. In her current research, Dr. De Planell Saguer is investigating the biology and function of non-coding RNA. The long-term goal is to unravel the role of gene expression dysfunctions in the etiology of pulmonary diseases.

  • BA Kenyon College, MS, MPhil Columbia University

    Following studies in Neuroscience at Kenyon College, Michael studied and published work with research groups at Yale, Ohio State, and UCSF in molecular biology and cancer pathology. He then switched to a more physic-based approach to science and obtained a M.S. and M.Phil from Columbia University where he is presently completing a Ph.D. for physical work pertaining to the state of water in bacterial spore based actuators and evaporation-harvesting technologies. Michael also more broadly specializes in force-analysis and Atomic Force Microscopy.

  • BA Cornell University, MBA University of Chicago Booth School of Business

    Steve is a senior business development and marketing executive who has held high-profile leadership roles at Wilson Sporting Goods, under PepsiCo ownership, and he was the first sponsorship executive hired by the NHL. His courses on Sports Business teach the ins and outs of corporate sponsorship, team and league financing, fan loyalty, and beyond. They also tap into his wide network of colleagues in the industry, offering students the chance to meet with key influencers in NYC.

  • MA Parsons The New School for Design

    Shayna is a fashion expert and a teacher at Parsons School of Design in Manhattan. She has particular research interests in how garments acquire different meanings across the world, to the extent of one society's symbol of liberation and permissiveness being considered a threat to another society's way of life. Shayna is passionate about education and outreach, and outside of academia she has served as a curator at the Wits Art Museum in her native South Africa.

  • BA Emory University, MA Fordham University

    Sheena is conducting doctoral research in Applied Developmental Psychology at Fordham University. Her current project focuses on depression, social support, and agency, as well as the relationship between ethnic and racial identity and academic behavior during the transition from middle to high school. Sheena is a decorated scholar and has received several prestigious prizes for her work. Among them are the Presidential Scholarship and the Marie Louise Farrell Teaching Fellowship, both awarded by Fordham University.

  • BSc Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, JD Seton Hall University Law School

    Neeraj is a patent attorney in New York City who has been admitted to practice law in six jurisdictions. He represents clients seeking a variety of high-tech patent law services and has authored several articles on contemporary legal issues. During his first year of law school, Neeraj earned a position on the interscholastic moot court board. He recently returned to coach students competing in constitutional law and securities law tournaments. Neeraj has also coached a pair of moot court teams to first place in oral advocacy at the annual Saul Lefkowitz Moot Court Competition in trademark and unfair competition law.

  • BA Columbia University, MA Johns Hopkins University, PhD Princeton University

    Linda is an Adjunct Assistant Professor at NYU and Columbia University, where she teaches upper-level international relations seminars on political violence, regime change, international security, state failure, and civil war. Her own field work has covered military coups in Sub-Saharan Africa, political violence in Serbia and Romania, and multiparty transitions in Kenya and Chad. She has won fellowships to conduct research with the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, the John F. Kennedy School of Government, and the Harriman Institute.

  • BA University of Arizona, MA Columbia University, PhD University of Arizona

    Dr. Lawry is an Assistant Professor of Marketing at Champlain University. He has several years of college-level teaching experience in Marketing, Fashion, and Music. His clients in the industry include Dockers, L’Oréal Paris For Men, Tylenol, and Mini USA. He has published extensively on fashion and advertising, most recently with C. Helms in "Curating the Creative Genius in Luxury Firms." He has received numerous awards and honors for his work, including the Steinfeldt Fellowship in Arts and Material Culture from the Texas State Historical Association.

  • BS Sapienza University of Rome, PhD San Raffaele Scientific Institute

    Dr. Lotti is an Assistant Professor of Pathology and Cell Biology at Columbia University, where he is based in the College of Physicians and Surgeons. His current research utilizes the modeling of human disease to better understand pathological mechanisms. This involves close examination of the basic mechanisms that regulate eukaryotic gene expression and RNA metabolism. The end goal is to identify and design new therapeutic interventions that will help to overcome dysfunctions in gene expression.

  • BFA The Cooper Union School of Art

    Levi is a professional portrait and lifestyle photographer based in New York. He trained at the famous Cooper Union School, and now consults with a variety of clients in fashion and media. Among them are publications like "Allure," "GQ," and "The New York Times Magazine," as well as major international businesses, such as Macy's.

  • BS Babson College, BA Columbia University, MIA Columbia University, School of International and Public Affairs

    Michael has worked for over twenty years in international business. His career began with a banking position at Manufacturers Hanover Trust Company. He left this to begin building companies independently. His early projects included a commodity trading and structured finance company, an offshore software development company, and an asset management company. Michael was recognized as a finalist for the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award in 2004, and went on to serve on the boards of two publicly-traded enterprises: Stillwater Mining Company and Plug Power. Today he spends much of his time negotiating and making transactions for businesses based in Russia, China, India, and Europe.

  • BS, MA Fordham University

    Jillian’s research focuses on the interrelationships between physical health, psychological well-being, and health behaviors, such as exercise, among older adults. She is a decorated scholar and has received several prestigious prizes for her work. Among them are the Centennial Scholarship and the Graduate Student Association Professional Development Grant, both awarded by Fordham University.

  • BS Nirma University, MS Columbia University

    Prachi is an Officer of Research at Columbia University, where she is based in the Neural Acoustic Processing Lab. She is contributing to a project on human speech communication. The work centers on the identification of representational and computational characteristics of the brain regions and biological neural networks involved in naturalistic speech communication. The outcome will be more accurate neuro-inspired models, which will advance our knowledge of how the brain extracts and processes information. This will close the performance gap between biological and artificial computing. Outside of academia, Prachi is passionate about outreach and education. She recently spent time working with Harlem Children's Zone to promote physics and calculus among the under-served high school students of New York City.

  • BA College of William and Mary, MA Fordham University

    Carlos is conducting doctoral research at Fordham University, where he specializes in Economics. He has particular expertise in both macro- and microeconomics, and enjoys engaging his students using enigmas and games to help them understand theories and concepts in the subjects. Before entering the academic world, he served in the Air Force.

  • BA New York University, Tisch School For The Arts

    Linas is a director, writer, producer, and editor. A short-list of his impressive filmography includes: Rainbow Time, executive produced by The Duplass Brothers, which premiered at SXSW and is on available on iTunes and Netflix (2016). Another one of his films, Bass Ackwards, premiered at the Sundance Film Festival (2010). And one of his documentaries, Walking to Werner, won the special jury prize at the 2006 Seattle International Film Festival. He brings his varied experience in all areas of filmmaking to his courses.

  • BA University of Sydney, MA New York University

    Lance has produced hundreds of features for various titles within Australia’s leading media companies, including the Sydney Morning Herald, the Melbourne Age, and the Australian Financial Review. He is a regular columnist on the ethics and politics of travel, and is currently working on a biography for Penguin Random House which is scheduled for a major in- ternational release in 2018.

  • MB Ain Shams University, BCh Ain Shams University, PhD Lunds Universitet

    Dr. Sabharwal is an Assistant Professor of Microbiology and Hematology at Hunter College, and a member of the department of Medical Microbiology and Immunology at Rockefeller University. His clinical research focuses on pediatric nutrition and infectious diseases. He has particular expertise in carbohydrate and protein purification in the field of cancer prevention. Dr. Sabharwal is also an experienced businessman, having been the Executive Vice President of Laktobiotics LLC for over a decade.

  • BA University of Illinois, DPhil Stanford University

    Dr. Spigelman is the founding partner, chief economist, and managing director of Criterion Associates, LLC. He regularly performs economic analysis for litigation and serves as an expert witness, especially for personal injury and business interruption litigation. Dr. Spigelman is also active in the academic world, having been a lecturer at the University of Miami in economics, international finance, and business at the University of Miami for over a decade. He has authored three economics textbooks, as well as "A Brief Guide to an Extraordinary College Experience."

  • Adjunct Professor Fashion Business Management, Fashion Institute of Technology, LIM College

    For the past 20 years, Christine Stragazzi has occupied top-level positions in the Apparel industry. Christine has built her Merchandising career at some of the most highly successful Apparel and Accessory brands; Liz Claiborne, Tommy Hilfiger, Overstock.com and Lafayette 148. Christine’s expertise lies in streamlining and leading the line building, product development, inventory management, costing and procurement functions. A dynamic leader, who possesses a strong ability to maintain a focus on the consumer and competition within each sales channel to align sales, design and merchandising strategies, Christine is currently an Adjunct Professor teaching undergraduate and pre-college studies, specializing in business and technology related curriculum.

  • BA Rutgers University, MSt University of Oxford

    Elizabeth works in the Publications Department at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. She has been Editor of the monumental "Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History" since 2008, manages the online content of the Museum's collection, and writes about historic musical instruments. Elizabeth is also a classically-trained musician. She serves as The Chancellor's Fellow in Music at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York; and as the artistic director of Sonnambula, a Renaissance ensemble that presents historically-informed performances on period instruments. She is an experienced pedagogue and teaches in the Music Department at Fordham University.

  • BS Ohio State University, PhD Columbia University

    Dr. Welsch is the Founder of Atoms 2 Applications, a biotechnology consultation company that specializes in computer-aided drug design and pre-clinical drug discovery programs. His particular areas of expertise include oncology, infectious disease, and metabolic and central nervous system-based disorders. Dr. Welsch is also active in the academic world, and holds an Adjunct Professorship at Kean University, where he teaches courses on biochemistry and organic chemistry.

  • BA Rutgers University, MPhil University of Oxford

    Zoë is conducting doctoral research at the University of Oxford, where she is based in the Institute of Cultural and Social Anthropology. Her current project examines the central role of immigrant workers in New York in new and revived forms of grassroots worker organizations, against the backdrop of a decades-long decline of organized labor in the United States. She is the co-editor of "Nowhere to Be Home: Narratives from Survivors of Burma's Military Regime," a book of oral histories that catalogs human rights abuses from the perspectives of refugees, activists, journalists, monks, former political prisoners, and soldiers. In the past, Zoë spent several years living in Southeast Asia. She worked for various NGOs there, consulting with community-based and international human rights organizations.

The New York College Seminar

  • BS Babson College, BA Columbia University, MIA Columbia University, School of International and Public Affairs

    Michael has worked for over twenty years in international business. His career began with a banking position at Manufacturers Hanover Trust Company. He left this to begin building companies independently. His early projects included a commodity trading and structured finance company, an offshore software development company, and an asset management company. Michael was recognized as a finalist for the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award in 2004, and went on to serve on the boards of two publicly-traded enterprises: Stillwater Mining Company and Plug Power. Today he spends much of his time negotiating and making transactions for businesses based in Russia, China, India, and Europe.

  • BS, MA Fordham University

    Jillian’s research focuses on the interrelationships between physical health, psychological well-being, and health behaviors, such as exercise, among older adults. She is a decorated scholar and has received several prestigious prizes for her work. Among them are the Centennial Scholarship and the Graduate Student Association Professional Development Grant, both awarded by Fordham University.

  • MB Ain Shams University, BCh Ain Shams University, PhD Lunds Universitet

    Dr. Sabharwal is an Assistant Professor of Microbiology and Hematology at Hunter College, and a member of the department of Medical Microbiology and Immunology at Rockefeller University. His clinical research focuses on pediatric nutrition and infectious diseases. He has particular expertise in carbohydrate and protein purification in the field of cancer prevention. Dr. Sabharwal is also an experienced businessman, having been the Executive Vice President of Laktobiotics LLC for over a decade.

The College Experience in Boston

  • BA Kwame Nkrumah' University of Science and Technology, MS University of Massachusetts

    George studied pharmacology in Ghana before coming to the United States for further studies. He is currently studying toward his MD at Harvard Medical School. He has served as a research scientist at several laboratories in Boston, conducting research and development for new drug therapies. He serves in the US Army Reserve as a combat medic and squad leader, and a Volunteer Emergency Medical Technician (EMT). He is currently pursuing his MD at Harvard Medical School.

  • BA University of California Berkeley

    JT is writing his dissertation on the foundations of mathematics and history of analytic philosophy at Stanford. He has experience teaching a variety of courses at the university level including mathematical logic, theory of computation, Turing machines, recursive functions, and complexity analysis, as well as proof based mathematics.

  • BA University of Wisconsin, Madison, MA Harvard University

    Colleen Driscoll is a doctoral researcher in the Department of Government, and at the Harvard Center for European Studies (CES). At CES she is co-chair of the Populism, Nationalism and Radical Politics Study Group. Her research focuses on the role that political parties have in shaping, aggregating, and refining political preferences from the electorate into party platforms, with a regional focus on France and Germany. She is currently working on a study on the persistence of authoritarian political views in French municipalities from the time of the Revolution to the present day.

  • MA John Caroll University, MD Case Western Reserve University

    Dr. Koch is an experienced physician and educator. He is a practicing medical oncologist and hematologist, professor, and researcher. Dr. Koch has taught and mentored residents and fellows at a number of medical schools over the years, including the University of South Florida, and Duke University.

  • BS, MS Hubei University, PhD Shanghai Institute of Plant Physiology, The Chinese Academy of Sciences

    Dr. Liao began his career in China. He came to the US in 2001 as a postdoctoral fellow to conduct research in the field of Immunology at PENN State and then as a research fellow at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School. Dr. Liao enjoys mentoring young researchers and medical students, and currently teaches in the Division of Hematology and Oncology at the Tufts University School of Medicine.

  • MS University of Padua, PhD University of Modena and Reggio Emilia

    Dr. Marini is a qualified psychologist with a passion for teaching and for research. She is currently a postdoctoral associate at Harvard University, where she has published papers on reducing implicit racial preferences and weight bias.

  • BA Olivet Nazarene University, MFA SUNY Stony Brook, PhD Tufts University,

    Dr. McMahan teaches a variety of courses in Acting, Directing, and the History of Theater at Emerson College and Tufts University. He has published research on French and Italian theater, and given lectures on using Improvisation techniques in leadership. His public speaking course teaches students about performance, diction, and presenting arguments with confidence.

  • JD Panamericana, Campus Guadalajara, LLM The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University

    David is a Mexican trained and practicing lawyer with over 8 years of criminal litigation experience. His work centers on international criminal law, public international law, conflict resolution and negotiation. Before attending Tufts, David interned with the Standby defense team of Dr. Radovan Karadzic at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) in The Hague where he honed his skills in International Criminal and Humanitarian Law.

  • BA University of New Hampshire, MA, PhD University of Massachusetts, Amherst

    Dr. Reinauer’s primary fields include economic development, political economy, and also the economics of Latin America. He taught at Rollins College in Florida for eight years before moving back to Massachusetts to teach at the College of the Holy Cross. He has led several international field work programs for his academic departments, and his passion for Spanish and research led him to work on the grant to make the Five College Latin American Studies Consortium a National Resource Center for Latin American Studies.

  • BA Vassar College, MArH University of Virgina, PhD Boston University

    Dr. Robbins is a graduate of the American & New England Studies program at Boston University, where she focused on American architectural history, material culture, and women’s history in the 19th and early 20th centuries. She holds a BA from Vassar College in Urban Studies and a masters in architectural history from the University of Virginia with a concentration in American architecture. Dr. Robbins currently teaches at Boston University in the writing program where she focuses her courses on gender, cultural history, and the built environment.

  • BA Nebraska Wesleyan University, MA The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University

    Kyle is an expert in the fields of American government and politics having worked for both the U.S. Senate and U.S. State Department. His main interests include diplomatic studies, EU external policy, human rights, and the Europe/Eurasia region. Kyle is a 2012 Boren Scholar to the Kyrgyz Republic and a 2014 Boren Fellow to Azerbaijan. He has volunteered for international conflict resolution and human rights NGOs and worked with LGBT organizations in Kyrgyzstan. Kyle speaks Spanish, Kyrgyz, Russian, and French.

  • BTech Vellore Institute of Technology, PhD Weill Medical College, Cornell University

    Dr. Suresh is a research scientist with broad disease area expertise in biochemistry, cell biology, molecular biology and immunology-based research techniques. She is currently working as a postdoctoral research fellow, in the Department of Neurology at Brigham & Women’s Hospital in Boston.

  • MD Bahian School of Medicine and Public Health, MSc, PhD University of Campinas

    Dr. von Glehn currently works at the Ann Romney Center for Neurologic Diseases. He came to know Harvard as a research fellow at Harvard Medical School. His specialty is in Neuroimmunology, Multiple Sclerosis, and Clinical Neurology.

Oxbridge at UCLA

  • AB Harvard College, MBA Wharton School of Business, University of Pennsylvania

    Joseph is the co-founding partner and managing director of Moonsail Capital, LLC, a private equity fund focused on investments in the US and Puerto Rico. A finance expert with more than ten years of private equity experience working with J.P. Morgan, and Merrill Lynch, he was also the Director of Business Development for Univision Communications for three years. Joseph integrates anecdotes from his experience and also a variety of engaging guest speakers into the classroom.

  • BA Yale University, MFA University of Southern California

    Leonora is a professional photographer, cinematographer, and actress. In 2011, she was honored with the Sun Cinematography Award and a mentorship with Michael Goi. This led to a position in the camera department on the FX television series “American Horror Story: Asylum.” Leonora is interested in photography as a tool for the expression of ideas and emotions, and she works on projects large and small - from staged, polished, images, rich with metaphor, to recording dewdrops on flower petals. As an actress she regularly appears on stage, and in television and film.

  • BA University of Southern California

    Michael is a doctoral researcher at UCLA working on the consequences of acute traumatic stress on the peripheral endocrine system. He is especially interested in the ways that acute stress challenges energy homeostasis, and the impacts this has on the brain. His lab has discovered a simple, yet effective, mechanism by which to prevent PTSD and comorbid depression-like symptoms following an acute stress session in rats. They are running a clinical trial to test its efficacy in trauma patients that are hospitalized for emergency care following an accident.

  • BA AFDA Film School, MFA University of California, Los Angeles

    Brynach is an award-winning writer and director. He received his BA from the AFDA Film School in South Africa, where he wrote and directed six short films including "The Cabin," which played at The Henri Langlois Film Festival. Back in the UK, he worked for the BBC on "Torchwood" and "Doctor Who." After two years in TV, he decided to pursue an MFA in Directing at UCLA. In 2011 he was named a BAFTA Brit to Watch. Recently his thesis short "Role Play" was selected by the Munich Student Film Festival, The London Short Film Festival, and Slamdance Film Festival. It also received the prestigious UCLA Directors' Spotlight Award.

  • BA University of New South Wales, PhD Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism, University of Southern California

    Tisha is a doctoral researcher at the University of Southern California, and an Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication and Dramatic Arts at Central Michigan University. Her current project is focused on feminism and feminist media studies, communication in the digital realm, and the politics of food. She is widely-published and has contributed articles to several international academic journals.

  • BA Universitat Pompeu Fabra, MFA University of California, Los Angeles

    Julia is a founding partner of LA Panda, an audiovisual production company that consults with international clients looking to shoot films in the United States. In the past she has worked as a Narrative Associate with Participant Media in Beverly Hills, and as the Head of Development for Distinto Films. Julia won the prestigious Sundance Institute Filmmaker Grant in 2014 for her film "A Woman in the Shadows." As a student, she was awarded a Fulbright Fellowship.

  • BA University of Pennsylvania, MA University of California, Los Angeles

    Jennifer uncovered her passion for psychology early on as an undergrad at UPENN. Her current doctoral research evaluates the impact of evidence based psychotherapy on clinical outcomes. She has published studies on suicide prevention and insomnia.

  • BA University of Mazandaran, MS Shahid Bahonar University of Kerman, MSc California State University, Long Beach

    Reza is a doctoral researcher at UCLA, where he is investigating issues in structural and earthquake engineering. His research focuses on the assessment of existing structures and their performance under seismic events. Prior to taking up his current post he worked in civil engineering in Iran.

  • BA University of California, Berkeley, JD University of California, Los Angeles

    Brandon is a doctoral researcher at the University of Southern California. He is based in the Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism, where he holds the Annenberg Graduate Fellowship. He is currently investigating policy-oriented research on issues impacting vulnerable populations. In particular he is focused on the effectiveness of programmatic interventions targeted at shaping laypeople’s legal knowledge. Brandon received his BA with High Distinction from University of California, Berkeley, where he studied Rhetoric and Globalization, Education, Law, and Global Poverty. He went on to earn a JD from the University of California, Los Angeles School of Law. During this time he also worked as a law clerk for the Mental Disability Advocacy Center in Budapest, and the Human Rights Watch International Justice Program in New York City.

  • BA University of Connecticut, MA University of California, Los Angeles

    Evan is a doctoral researcher at UCLA, where he is based in the Department of Psychology. His current project is focused on the biological bases of stress, depression, and effort-based decision-making. Evan is also an experienced pedagogue, and has taught several undergraduate classes at UCLA in learning theory, research methods, and behavioral neuroscience. As a student at the University of Connecticut, he twice held the prestigious Babbidge Scholarship.

  • BA Azusa Pacific University, Certificate in Screenwriting, UCLA

    Amanda is a professional actress and writer based in Los Angeles. She recently featured as the lead in the movie "My America," which was chosen for the prestigious Cannes Film Festival Selection. She has also appeared on TV shows including "Castle," "Criminal Minds," and "Nashville." She wrote and starred in the Internet series, "Skinny Legs Sketch Show." As a student Amanda trained at UCLA and with the Upright Citizens Brigade.

  • BFA Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University

    Laura Jean is a professional actress, comedian, and writer who divides her time between New York and Los Angeles. She has recently been seen on CBS's "The Mentalist", NBC's "Off Their Rockers," alongside Betty White, and in the west coast premiere production of "Diving Normal." Her film appearances include a role in "Tony 'n' Tina's Wedding" alongside Mila Kunis. Laura Jean is also trained as a classical actress, and has the rare distinction of having worked in Shakespeare's Globe Theater on London's South Bank. As a teacher she works at the Actors Comedy Studio and also the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in Los Angeles.

  • BA in Public Policy Studies, Duke University MBA, Harvard Business School, Harvard University

    Ashley is a Los Angeles native. She just recently graduated with her MBA from Harvard Business School and will begin a career as a Senior Consultant at Parthenon-EY in the fall. As part of her MBA, Ashley interned with NBC Universal on the Universal Pictures film franchise management and strategy team. Prior to HBS, she worked as a Marketing Manager for a large health-tech firm where her responsibilities included launching new products, evaluating business growth opportunities, and developing long term strategic initiatives for three product categories within the company’s largest specialty. Ashley also completed a two-year rotational development program with assignments in operations, sales, and marketing.

  • MA Universidad Autonoma de Barcelona, MFA California Institute of the Arts

    Elia is a professional writer, producer, and documentary filmmaker based in Los Angeles. Her current project, a feature-length documentary entitled "Next," is being shot under the tutelage of Monte Hellman. In the past, she has worked with Orbita Max, the first Spanish production company to ever shoot in Imax format; and with various Spanish and American companies, including Mundo Fox and El Terrat / MTV Spain, as a Production Coordinator. Elia arrived in America as the winner of the La Caixa Fellowship for Graduate Studies. She is also an experienced pedagogue, and teaches courses and masterclasses in filmmaking and screenwriting at the California Institute of the Arts.

  • BS Arizona State University, MFA University of California, Los Angeles

    Lisa is a professional producer and director who works for Orchid Child Productions and Arsenal Film. Her roles involve everything from hiring key and supporting contractors to supervising post-production. She is about to release her documentary on the multi-faceted actor James Franco. In 2014, Lisa was one of five filmmakers invited to participate in the Tribeca Film Institute Documentary StoryLab, where she workshopped her project along with director Crystal Moselle’s 2015 Sundance Grand Jury Prize winner "The Wolfpack." Among her many other accolades are the Dorothy Azner Memorial Fellowship Award and the Barbara Streisand/Sony Fellowship Award.