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

  • BSc, MSc, Iran University of Science and Technology, PhD Lancaster University

    Dr. Aminaei is a Digital Systems Commissioning Engineer at the University of Oxford. He previously worked as a Postdoctoral Researcher and Technical Engineer in the Netherlands. In addition to his rich background of teaching the various branches of Engineering at the undergraduate level, he has special expertise in Auroral radio wave absorption and radio astronomy technology.

  • BA Swarthmore College, MPhil University of Oxford

    Caroline is conducting doctoral research at the University of Oxford, where she specializes in the poetics of Old English, Old Norse, and Medieval German. She has worked for the Oxford Medieval Society and The Bodleian Library, and has interned at NPR. In 2014, she was awarded a prestigious Keasbey Scholarship.

  • BA Rhodes University, MPhil University of Cambridge, MPhil University of Oxford

    As an undergraduate, Abigail received a rare triple-distinction in History, Politics, and Linguistics. Her graduate work has focused on gender education in high schools, and on historical and transitional justice. She is pursuing a master’s degree in African Studies at the University of Oxford as a Rhodes Scholar.

  • BA, University of King’s College, Halifax, MPhil University of Oxford

    Sarah is conducting doctoral research at the University of Oxford, where she holds a prestigious Rhodes Scholarship. She is a specialist in international development and economics. Her current project examines the impact of private investment on post-conflict reconstruction. In the past, she has worked as a Research Assistant at the Bank of Canada. She also worked on the Kadam Education Initiative in Ahmedabad, India, and for Right To Play International in Kigali, Rwanda.

  • 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.

  • LLB Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, LLB London School of Economics, MSc University of Oxford

    Having qualified as a lawyer of the Greek Bar in 2015, Antonios is now conducting doctoral research at the University of Oxford, where he specializes in the law and economics of the European Banking Union. His studies are supported by prestigious scholarships from the Oxford Law Faculty and the Onassis Scholarship Foundation. Outside academia, he has worked at the European Central Bank, where he reviewed over a hundred financial institutions’ risk governance. His broader interests include investment fund laws, financial laws, and banking laws.

  • BA The Ohio State University, MPhil University of Oxford

    Ilhan Dahir holds a Rhodes Scholarship, and is researching refugees, forced migration studies, and global governance and diplomacy. In 2015, she traveled to Izmir, Turkey, where she undertook a teaching assignment as a Fulbright Scholar. The United States Department of Homeland Security recently selected her to represent the country in Brussels, Belgium, at an international discussion about countering violent extremism.

  • BL Australian National University, MSc University of Oxford

    Sarah was awarded a coveted Rhodes Scholarship to research Refugee and Forced Migration Studies at the master’s level at the University of Oxford. Outside academia, Sarah has worked as a lawyer for refugees in Egypt, and for indigenous people in Australia’s Northern Territory. She also contributed to the Khmer Rouge genocide trials in Cambodia.

  • 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.

  • BSc University of Leeds, MSc Cranford University

    Stephanie works for the Wiltshire Police Force as a Crime Scene Investigator. She has also worked as a consultant for Alecto Forensics, and on the Waterloo Uncovered Archaeological Project in Belgium. During her MSc, she secured a research scholarship at the Anthropology Research Facility (“The Body Farm”) in Knoxville at the University of Tennessee. She developed a new method to estimate the time since death from decomposition states and conducted paleopathology research utilizing the William Bass Skeletal Collection. Her PhD project aims to improve taphonomy as a forensic discipline.

  • BA University of Cambridge, MFA New York University

    Tim worked as a research assistant in the House of Commons and trained as a lawyer in the City of London before deciding to pursue a master’s degree in Creative Writing at New York University. His first novel, Barbarians, was shortlisted for the Writers’ Guild Best First Novel, and the Novel of the Year at the Political Book Awards. He lives in New York, where he teaches at the NYU Stern School of Business.

  • BA Harvard University, MSt University of Oxford

    Harvard University chose Jessica to be its Latin Orator at its 366th Commencement. In her speech, “Epos Imperfectus” (“The Unfinished Epic”), she eulogized the quest for learning, vocations, and the value of friendship. Jessica recently completed a master’s degree in Classics at the University of Oxford.

  • 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, 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.

  • BA, LLB University of Auckland, LLM University of California, Berkeley

    Lisa is conducting doctoral research in socio-legal studies at the University of Oxford. She is a leading specialist on the Modern Slavery Act 2015. She also has extensive experience in the commercial law sector, and has worked for firms including Chapmann Tripp and Freshfields Bruckhaus Derringer.

  • 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.

  • 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 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.

  • 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.

  • BA, BSc Youngstown State University, MPhil University of Oxford

    Ashley is conducting graduate research in Economics at the University of Oxford as a Rhodes Scholar. Her work focuses on poverty, labor, and urban economics, with an emphasis on crime, housing, and neighborhood development. She also runs a volunteer student consultancy made up of Rhodes Scholars, and solicits consulting applications from NGOs in Sub-Saharan Africa to assist various organizations in their missions.

  • BFA Ruskin School of Fine Art, University of Oxford, MFA Piet Zwart Institute, Rotterdam

    Josie studied singing at the prestigious Chetham’s School of Music in Manchester before deciding to pursue a career as a visual artist. Her work is influenced by materials and forms that engage with theatre. She aims to achieve sculptural character that treads a line between the makeshift theatrical prop and elegant furniture design, with a note of sci-fi-esque absurdity. Her work has recently been featured in exhibitions including See Here at Neales Auction House, Bring Me My Cloak at LVP House, London, and the CONNY Contemporary Art Festival in Durham.

  • Art Foundation University College Falmouth, BA University of Glasgow, MA The Warburg Institute

    Francesca is the Head of Fine Art at Dawson’s Auctioneers in Berkshire. She specializes in Renaissance and Old Masters paintings, and has worked at a variety of world-renowned galleries and museums, including the National Trust, the Peggy Guggenheim in Venice, and the Royal Albert Hall. Francesca is a founding member of the YES Arts initiative, for which she runs life-drawing classes.

  • BMSc, MBBS (Hons), Monash University

    Dr. Rochford is a qualified medic. He holds a Rhodes Scholarship and is researching the factors influencing the development of public policy and financially-sustainable health care systems. He previously worked as a Senior Analyst at the Australian Health Policy Collaboration, and as a Business Analyst at McKinsey.

  • 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.

  • BA Washington & Lee University, MPhil University of Oxford

    Pasquale was awarded a coveted Rhodes Scholarship to study at the University of Oxford in 2016. Prior to that, he was a Johnson Scholar at Washington and Lee, where he pursued a double-major in English and Classics. His current research centers on Milton’s reconfiguration of heroism to include the disabled body. He is sought-after as a public thinker, and has published op-eds in The New York Times, and essays in journals such as "Shenandoah" and "3Elements Review".

  • BA, LLB, Stellen University, BCL University of Oxford

    Emily was awarded a coveted Rhodes Scholarship to pursue graduate research at the University of Oxford. She is researching the role of human rights in modern law, with her work focusing on comparative human rights, comparative equality law, medical law and ethics, and children, families, and the state. Outside of academia she has worked as an attorney at Norton Rose Fulbright, where she specialized in insurance litigation and information technology law.

  • 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.

  • MSc, MPhil, PhD, Erasmus University

    Hendra works in the Department of Strategic Management and Entrepreneurship at the Rotterdam School of Management in Erasmus University. He has special expertise in organizational strategy, global business, and sustainability. Outside of academia, Hendra has worked in the international private sector for Deutsche Bahn Schenker, and for the Lumina de Schakel Foundation, which supports underprivileged youths in Indonesia.

The Oxford Prep Experience

  • PhD from United Arab Emirates University, MSc from Jordan University, BSc from Applied Science University

    Nadia is a Senior Postdoctoral Fellow in the Radcliffe Department of Medicine at the University of Oxford. She previously held a research post in the Department of Human Genetics at the Welcome Trust Sanger Institute, where she worked on the Deciphering Developmental Disorders project. Nadia completed her PhD in 2013 in the field of Clinical Genetics.

  • BSc The American University of Cairo

    Since obtaining her BSc in Biology in 2013, Salma has worked in a variety of international research positions in the UK and Africa. She participated on the Vector Biology Research Program, run by the US Naval Medical Research Unit, and conducted research for the Zewail City of Science and Technology in Egypt. Salma currently works for the MRC Weatherall Institute of Molecular Medicine in Oxford, where she specializes in the relationship between Minimal Residual Disease and tumor dormancy in High Serous Grade Ovarian Cancer patients.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • BSc, BL University of Cape Town, MSc University of Oxford

    Joshua won a Rhodes Scholarship to pursue Master’s research in African Studies in Oxford, where he is the University’s African Studies Student Representative. He previously worked in the litigation department of Bowmans Africa Law Firm and as a consultant for Economic Development Platform Ltd. He has pioneered a number of workers’ rights campaigns and student-focused initiatives.

  • BA Bowdoin College, BPhil University of Oxford

    Aidan is pursuing graduate research in Philosophy at the University of Oxford. He is a specialist in the history of political thought, and in contemporary debates in political and moral philosophy. His current work calls on a diverse range of figures, including Plato, Aristotle, Hobbes, Locke, Rousseau, Marx, Nietzsche, and Arendt.

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

    Kgaugelo Sebidi studied Psychology at undergraduate level, before being awarded a prestigious Rhodes Scholarship to pursue graduate work at the University of Oxford. He is based in the University’s Department of International Development, where he is researching the transformation and development of higher education in South Africa.

  • BFA from Savannah College of Art and Design, MA University College London, MFA University of London, DPhil candidate, University of Oxford

    Arturo Soto is a photographer and writer pursuing doctoral work in Fine Art at the Ruskin School of Art, University of Oxford. His work focuses on the sociopolitical markers contained in urban environments, and on capturing the everyday through the language of documentary photography. The Eriksay Connection recently published his book "In The Heat", a collection of images of Panama’s urban landscape.

  • 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.

  • BA Sofia University St Kliment Ohridski, MJur, MPhil, University of Oxford

    After graduating from Sofia University, Tsvetelina pursued an MJur at the University of Oxford as a Merton Lawyer’s Scholar. Since then, she has undertaken an MPhil at Oxford on the legality of artificial intelligence in armed combat. Her broader research interests include human rights law and international law.

  • 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.

The Oxford Spring Seminar

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.

  • BA Universidade de São Paolo, MA Université Paris 1 Panthéon Sorbonne, MSc University of Oxford

    Caio holds Baccalaureate and Master’s degrees in Law from the Universidade de São Paolo and the Université Paris 1 Panthéon Sorbonne respectively. He is currently researching an MSc at the University of Oxford. Caio has worked in the legal sector, and his fluency in Portuguese, French, Spanish, and English puts him in high demand for law conferences around the world.

The Oxford Summer Seminar: Session I

The Oxford Summer Seminar: Session II

The Cambridge Tradition: Full Program

  • BSc Baghdad University, MSc, Al-Nahrain University College of Medicine. PhD candidate University of Strathclyde

    Ahlam is conducting doctoral research in cell biology at the University of Strathclyde, where he is working to develop new anti-pancreatic cancer drugs. He has particular expertise in nuclear extractions, cell cycles and cultures, and the preparation of recombinant adenoviruses. He was recently invited to present his research at the 18th World Congress of Basic & Clinical Pharmacology in Kyoto.

  • 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 Oxford, BJur University of Cambridge

    Sophie recently graduated from the University of Cambridge, where she won the ECS Wade Prize for Constitutional Law, and the E. M. Burnett Prize for First Class. She has held pupillages at legal firms across London, including 39 Essex Chambers, Brick Court Chambers, Fountain Court Chambers, and Quadrant Chambers. She has also worked as an analyst for Credit Suisse, and has competed with the Canadian National Debate Team across four continents.

  • BA Wesleyan University, MSt Yenching Academy of Peking University. MPhil candidate, University of Cambridge

    Jili is conducting graduate research in African Studies at the University of Cambridge, where she holds the prestigious Standard Bank Derek Cooper Award. In her current project, she is examining South Africa’s post-apartheid strategies for education reform. More generally, her expertise cover current issues in international relations, especially the movements Black Lives Matter and Rhodes Must Fall.

  • BSc Monterrey Institute of Technology, MPhil University of Cambridge

    Eddie is conducting graduate research at the University of Cambridge, where he holds a prestigious Gates Scholarship. His current projects are tied up with the Immune Genomics Group at the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, which is partnered with GlaxoSmithKline and Biogen. He is an expert in genomics and DNA, and in the use of data analysis and mathematical simulations in the life sciences.

  • BA St Mary’s University College, MSc Kingston University, PhD King’s College, London

    Dr. Clarke is a leading expert in Naval Warfare. His research interests focus on international power projection, international relations, amphibious operations and expeditionary warfare, carrier operations and the development of naval aviation, and the evolution and development of unmanned systems, including equipment design and procurement. He is widely-published, and has written for The Telegraph and Global Maritime History.

  • BA Royal Holloway, University of London, MA Stellenbosch University, MPhil University of Cambridge

    Harry is an expert in international relations and in African studies. His most recent research project explored themes in post-apartheid South Africa’s foreign policy, and the role the military played in it. Outside academia, he has worked at Australia House in London, and remotely in the UK on behalf of the British Chamber of Commerce in Southern Africa.

  • BSc, MSc Shiraz University, PhD University of Birmingham

    Dr. Dariush is a research associate at the University of Cambridge, where he specializes in medical and astronomical image processing and data analyses. His current project is being conducted in collaboration with Cancer Research UK and Addenbroke’s Hospital, where he is developing software to improve imaging data related to cancer research. In the past he has worked as a research associate in the Herschel-SPIRE Instrument Team, and at Cardiff University and Imperial College London.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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 (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."

  • 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.

  • BA New York University, MSc Erasmus University Rotterdam, MSc London School of Economics

    Poorvi is an expert in economics and business, and in social research methods. Her recent academic projects have focused on the fundamentals of social research design and applied regression analysis. In the past she has worked as an analyst for ETH Zürich, where she conducted a large-scale systematic review of risk preferences in Europe, as well as a literature review of risk preference elicitation methods in the agricultural sector.

  • BA Carleton University, MPhil University of Cambridge, PhD University of Cambridge

    Dr. Jerath is a specialist on the use of force in policing, and on the various individual, environmental, and situational mechanisms involved in police-citizen altercations. She is a decorated scholar, and won both the Wakefield Scholarship and a Cambridge Commonwealth Trust Scholarship while a student at the University of Cambridge. She is currently a senior lecturer in Criminology and Policing at the London Metropolitan University.

  • MD Univerzitet u Beogradu

    Dr. Kapor is a neuroscientist, and currently teaches in the Department of Anatomy in the School of Medicine at the University of Belgrade. He has expertise in the neurobiology of sleep in aging and disease. As a student, he held a prestigious scholarship from Serbia’s Ministry of Education, as well as being awarded a grant from the International Brain Research Organization in 2017. He has trained in the teaching of clinical skills and anatomy at the University of St Andrews. Dr. Kapor has published over a dozen articles in various medical journals.

  • BA American University of Beirut, MSc London School of Economics

    Christina holds a degree in Media Communications from the American University of Beirut, with a minor in Political Science, and a master’s in Strategic Communications from the London School of Economics. She is an expert in the impact of online corporate marketing on internal stakeholders. Christina has worked extensively in the media industry, and has held positions at MTV and Knowledge View.

  • 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.

  • BA University of Miami, MSt University of Oxford

    Katherine is conducting doctoral research in Latin-American Art at the University of Cambridge, where she is a member of the CRASSH Research Group. Her current project examines the camera as a piece of political technology. In the past she has worked as a Creative Assistant at the boutique design studio, Richardson Sadeki, and as an Adjunct Professor at Miami Dade College.

  • BSc Universidad Politécnica di Madrid, MSc Delft University of Technology

    Alvaro is conducting doctoral research in Astrophysics at the University of Oxford. He is an expert in Aerospace Engineering, and has held internships at IMDEA Materials and at OHB System AG, where he worked on a number of cutting-edge projects in the development of optical instruments for the space sector. He is currently working on the HARMONI project, which involves designing and developing an integral field spectrograph for the European Extremely Large Telescope (E-ELT).

  • BSc University of Arizona, MSc Arizona State University, PhD University of Cambridge

    Dr. Morris is a senior-level professional with ten years’ postdoctoral experience across academia and industry. She is particularly interested in promoting innovation in human healthcare, and translating new technologies into biomedical resources. In the past, she has worked for Cambridge Epigenetix, where she managed clinical trial processes and built business strategies around the results.

  • BA, MSc, Bocconi University

    Domenico has special expertise in mathematics and statistics, competition law, and monetary economics. His recent research has focused on real wage convergence in the European Union. Outside of academia, he has trained at the European Central Bank, as well as Deustche Bank. He is currently working on the European Commission.

  • BA University of Magdeburg, Germany, MPhil University of Cambridge. PhD candidate University of Cambridge

    Katrin is conducting doctoral research at the University of Cambridge as a Gates Scholar. She is a specialist in criminology. In her current project, Katrin is conducting an analytic review and empirical study of interview techniques with older adult witnesses. She also has expertise in legal and forensic psychology. She is widely-published, and has written on everything from rhino poaching in South Africa to the impact of circadian rhythm on personal identification performance.

  • Diploma, Acharya Institute of Technology, BTech Mechanical Engineering, Christ University, India; MSc Aerospace Vehicle Design, Cranfield

    Omkar is a specialist in aircraft aerodynamics, the design and analysis of composite structures, and aeroelasticity. Outside of academia, he has worked for Hindustan Aeronautics Limited, where he performed in-flight snag analyses on helicopters, and worked on a project to improve stability in rotor blades. His recent research has focused on reducing drag in composite wing structures.

  • BA (Hons), King's College, London, MA, Goldsmiths College, University of London

    Joe is a published short-story writer, poet, and essayist, and the leader of the Out Of Class workshop group. He is in high demand at various literary events, and has recently read his work at Lit Live! and The Library at Night. In 2016, he was nominated for the Pat Kavanagh Award, one of Goldsmiths’ most prestigious prizes. Joe is bilingual, and has taught and done translation work in Spanish. He is represented by United Agents.

  • BA Antonio de Nebrija University, PGCE Complutense University MA Cambridge School of Art

    Lele is a published author and illustrator who has worked for some of the biggest brands in the world, including Apple, McDonald’s, and PlayStation. Her work has recently been exhibited at Urban Spree in Berlin, the Landesmuseum in Lichtenstein, and the Biennale of Illustration in Bratislava. Her advertising work recently won prizes in the Cannes Lions and the New York Festival.

  • PhD University of Bedfordshire

    Sudesh is a senior lecturer in Accounting and Finance at De Montfort University. He has developed a range of programs across the education sector, both nationally and internationally. He has particular expertise in corporate finance, risk management, accounting, and corporate performance. In the past he has taught at the Cambridge Judge Business School, and acted as a Lead Consultant for TDJ Solutions.

  • Dott. Arch., Università luav di Venezia

    Stefania is an architect who currently works for EPR, having previously lectured at the University of Suffolk. She is a leading expert on heritage buildings, and how best to protect them through refurbishment, or to adapt them for different use; on the weathering process of their materials; and on how intervention can enhance their historical value. Stefania is also a founder of the interdisciplinary research and design platform, Ekkentros.

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

    Sina is conducting doctoral research at the University of Cambridge. He is an expert in modern European intellectual, social, cultural, and economic history, political cultures and national identities, and migration and global interdependence. He is a decorated scholar, and won the prestigious Royal Institute of Philosophy & Cambridge University Press Philosophy essay prize in 2016.

  • BA, MMath, University of Cambridge. PhD candidate, University of Cambridge

    Jonathan is pursuing doctoral research at the University of Cambridge, where he is engaged in a pioneering attempt to use mathematical modelling and computer simulations in the study of granular gravity currents. He has also worked in the Sainsbury Laboratory in Cambridge. Jonathan is in high demand as a supervisor at the University of Cambridge, and teaches papers including Dynamical Systems, Fluid Dynamics, and Variational Principles to undergraduate students.

The Cambridge Prep Experience: Full Program

  • Btec Norwich School of Art & Design, BA Central St Martins, MA Royal College of Art

    Amy is a professional artist based in London. Her work has recently been exhibited in London, Bristol, and Lancashire. She is also in demand as a teacher across England’s premiere arts colleges, and has held lectureships at Anglia Ruskin and the Royal College of Art. Her work is interdisciplinary, and embraces textiles, film, live performance, and fine art.

  • BSc, PhD, Aberystwyth University

    Dr. Drost is a specialist in the application of computer models to the natural world, and has worked on the digital simulation of systems as diverse as malaria transmission and blood-vessel growth in tumors. He has held multiple postdoctoral research posts, and has recently presented his work at conferences in Prague, Kiel, and Maastricht.

  • BA University of Porto, MPhil University of Cambridge

    A researcher at the famed Cambridge Institute of Criminology, Joana researches 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.

  • BA Union College, MPhil University of Cambridge

    Julia recently completed a graduate degree in Sociology at the University of Cambridge. Prior to entering academia, she worked for the Solutions Journalism Network, the Center for an Urban Future, and the US State Department as a Fulbright Teaching Fellow. Julia continues to work for the Huffington Post, writing articles on climate change, artificial intelligence, global pandemics, nuclear proliferation, and other risks threatening future generations.

  • BA University of the Arts London, MA Goldsmiths, University of London

    David Kendall’s photography and research explore how spatial, economic, and design initiatives, as well as participatory practices, combine to encourage social and spatial interconnections or dissonance in cities. David’s photographs, spatial research, and collaborative projects have featured in exhibitions, festivals, conferences, and symposia at museums and academic institutions around the world. David is a visiting research fellow within the Centre for Urban and Community Research, at Goldsmiths, University of London.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • PhD, University of Cambridge

    Dr. Olamaie is a Research Associate at the Battcock Centre for Experimental Astrophysics in the University of Cambridge’s famous Cavendish Laboratory, and at Imperial College London’s Centre for Inference and Cosmology. Her principal research interests are the analysis of large data sets, mathematical modelling, and the analysis of X-ray observations of galaxy clusters. Dr. Olamaie is widely-published, and has contributed to over fifty articles in academic journals.

  • 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.

  • MEng Loughborough University. PhD candidate, University of Cambridge

    Kristian is conducting doctoral research in Engineering at the University of Cambridge, where he holds the prestigious Churchill College Pochobradsky Studentship. He has expertise in mechanical engineering, robotics, mechatronics, and a number of coding languages, including MATLAB, C++, and Python. In his current project, he is making mathematical models of the human heart, designed to help physicians in their assessment of the heart’s functions. Kristian is in high demand as a supervisor at the University of Cambridge, and teaches undergraduates at five different Colleges.

  • BSc Ludwig Maximilian University, MASt University of Cambridge

    Tobias is conducting graduate studies in Physics at the University of Cambridge. Outside of academia, he has worked on the construction of wind tunnels for Volkswagen, and on oscilloscopes for Rohde & Schwarz.

  • 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.

  • BS University of Rochester

    Pedro is a chemical engineer and biotechnician undertaking doctoral research at the University of Cambridge, where he holds a coveted Gates scholarship. His expertise cover everything from the use of wide-angle lenses in cave photography to the quantum nature of light. He is currently part of the University’s Laser Analytics Group, a collaborative effort between sciences departments to develop and apply technology to pressing medical problems. Pedro has extensive industry experience, and has worked for FiveFocal LLC, SmileyGo, and Edmund Optics.

  • BA Pacific University, MPhil University of Cambridge

    Callie is based in POLIS, the Center of Latin American Studies, at the University of Cambridge, where she holds a prestigious Gates scholarship. She has expertise in global politics and government, and is a regular contributor of articles and op-eds to the many newspapers and magazines managed by Pamplin Media. She has also worked as a research consultant for Endangered Threads Documentaries. In her current research project, she is investigating the heritage of Maya groups in Guatemala.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • LLB University of Chile, LLM University of Cambridge

    Paz is a specialist in Public International Law, international investment law, and maritime boundaries. She has considerable experience in proceedings before the International Court of Justice, and has contributed to cases across South America as an associate to companies including Matrix Chambers, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, and Foley Hoag. Paz is also an experienced academic, and has taught at the University of Oxford, and written for Huffington Post.

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, MA, PhD Universitat Pompeu Fabra

    Vanessa has taught for the past eleven years, starting as an intermediate Catalan, Spanish, and English teacher at Adhoc (Barcelona) and currently working as a TA and Professor for advanced translation classes, and English, Catalan and Spanish classes, at Universitat Pompeu Fabra and Universitat de Manresa. Fluent in Spanish, Catalan, English, and French, Vanessa has published multiple articles on the art of translation.

  • 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.

  • BA Universitat de Barcelona, MA Koninklijke Academie voor Kunst en Vormgeving ‘s-Hertogenbosch

    Patricia has worked as an Associate Professor of Fine Arts and Artistic Productions and Research at the University of Barcelona for the past ten years. She has participated in a number of teaching workshops, ranging from drawing to moving image to photography. Winner of the 2015 DKV/Marco de Vigo Production Grant, Patricia’s most recent selected solo show, called “Surface. Introducing Patricia Dauder,” was exhibited at the National Gallery in Prague in 2018.

  • BA Universitat Pompeu Fabra

    Jacobo’s specialisms lie in literary studies and modern languages. While working towards his doctorate, he tutors university-bound students in Spanish and Spanish American Literature. He was also funded to attend ‘Die Rhetorik(en) der Literaturwissenschaft’, a workshop on the rhetoric of Literary Studies for graduate students.

  • Luis Irizar Cooking School

    Teresa owns her own business as a conceptual chef, catering for private events and consulting on creative advice for food campaigns. She also teaches group cooking classes. Teresa was top of her class at the Luis Irizar Cooking School and has given free rein to her love of learning by taking several postgraduate classes ranging from sushi, Thai cooking, to wine pairing.

  • 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.

  • MA, PhD Universitat Pompeu Fabra

    A post-doctoral fellow at the Barcelona Institute of International Studies Dr. Holesch’s research touches on federalism, nationalism, citizenship, and the European Union. He has written widely for the UPF Political Theory Working Paper and World Tensions. At Pompeu Fabra, he teaches both introductory and advanced political science classes.

  • 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 University of Nebraska, MA Georgetown University, MA, PhD ESADE Business School Universitat Ramon Llull

    Dr. Tugba Kalafatoglu is an international entrepreneur, an international business consultant, mentor, public speaker, and seminar leader who speaks nationally and internationally on topics including branding, start-ups, international entrepreneurship, women empowerment, international business, cross-cultural management, entrepreneurship, leadership, organization and presentation skills. Traveled more than 100 countries in the world and gives speeches as a keynote speaker and works as an advisor to governments, international companies, and academia. Dr. Kalafatoglu is also a published author whose work touches on social, international, womens’ and middle class entrepreneurship. Alongside working for the United Nations and the Gerson Lehrman Group, she is also the founder of Tugba Kalafatoglu & Associates and VOTE Women in Politics. She has also taught at ESADE Business School Ramon Llull University and NEOMA Business School.

  • 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 Hampshire College, MA Universitat Pompeu Fabra, MA Universitat de Barcelona

    After receiving her degree in Art, Jenna worked as an art therapist for 6 years. She has worked with groups and individuals, helping to provide emotional support for students of different ages through creative methods of expression.

  • BA Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, MA Universidad de Salamanca, PhD Universitat de Barcelona

    Mohammad has taught for the University of Salamanca for the past seven years, specializing in the extended diploma program in languages and cultures from India and Iran. Additionally, he has worked as a Spanish teacher on “speakeasy” – accredited by the Institute Cervantes – teaching cultural courses to grades A1 through C1. Mohammad speaks fluent English, Spanish, Catalan, Persian, French, Italian, and German.

  • 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, MA Universidad de Salamanca

    BA, MA Universidad de Salamanca Jose is a PhD student and also a text transcriber for the Ibero-American Foundation for Cultural and Creative Industries. His research has delved into issues of pragmatics and the relationship between Latin American literature and linguistics.

  • 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.

  • MA Universidad de Salamanca, Ph.D University of Houston

    Dr. Sánchez Aparicio has an academic background in Spanish literature, Creative writing, and teaching Spanish as a second language. Aside from being a guest speaker for numerous classes at the University of Salamanca or the main presenter at conferences such as the Salamancan Academy of Letters, Dr. Sánchez Aparicio has published articles about Latin American and Spanish culture and language in Negratinta and Culturamas as well as a number of academic articles. Furthermore, in 2015 she published a book on language and technology.

  • 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.

  • BA Kenyon College, MFA University of Alabama, BA Université de Strasbourg

    Jeremy currently teaches Architecture at the University of Stragsbourg. He is a Fulbright scholar and a poet whose work has appeared in Tin House, Harvard Review, Ninth letter, The New Orleans Review, and The Cincinnati Review. His book, A Clean Edge, was the winner of the BOAAT Chapbook Prize.

  • 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, MA Université de Bourgogne, BA Université de Strasbourg, BA Université Paul-Valéry, Montpellier

    An art historian and medievalist with expertise in late medieval sculpture, Adèle is also a working artist, who, in 2017, designed one of the logos for the the Université Paul-Valéry in Montpellier. Between degrees she has worked in filmmaking, as a specialist guide, and as a teacher.

  • 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.

  • AB Princeton University, MA New York University

    Taylor is a freelance journalist. His pieces have been published in The Atlantic, The Washington Post, Scientific American, GQ and The Week. He has also worked as a researcher for The New Yorker Magazine and currently teaches in Connecticut.

  • BA City University of New York, MS University of Oxford

    Popy's research has focused on drug overdoses in NYC, forced marriages, and miscarriages of justice. presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Society of Criminology. She has worked as a research assistant at John Jay College, the Research Foundation of the City University of New York, and the University of Oxford.

  • 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).

  • BA, MA, MPhil, PhD The City University of New York

    Dr. Cooper holds a doctorate degree in Developmental Psychology, and is an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Psychology at the City University of New York. She has fifteen years of college-level teaching experience. Dr. Cooper’s research interests focus on higher education, immigration and fostering academic learning identities.

  • 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 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 Lafayette College, PhD University of Pennsylvania

    Dr. Lefever’s doctoral research investigated one of the major outstanding research problems of condensed matter physics: how disordered materials, such as glass, deform and break under stress. His other areas of expertise include nanotechnology, biomechanics, and pedagogy. Dr. Lefever has extensive teaching and mentoring experience at UPenn in engineering and laboratory classes.

  • 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.

  • BS Villanova University, MA Fordham University

    Helene is currently a teaching fellow at Fordham University. She has taught both macro and micro economics. Her research helps to develop models for western African Real Exchange Rate analysis for World Bank publications. Ms. Purcell has also worked as a credit analyst for Citigroup and as a senior consultant for Navigant Economics.

  • 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.

  • BA Brooklyn College

    Thomas is a video editor, sound designer, and colorist. His work is mostly with documentaries, where he recently edited The Gospel According to Andre and Bronx Gothic.

  • 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.

  • BS Tufts University, MFA New York Academy of Art

    Viviane has taught at Marymount Manhattan College, the National Academy School of Fine Arts, and the Cooper Hewitt National Design Museum. Her work explores memories and has been screened at many film festivals and universities, including the American Psychological Association Film Festival and Columbia University.

  • 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 Université Lyon III, MA Université Paris II, LLM Fordham University, MPA SIPA At Columbia University

    Marie worked as a legal fellow with Jindal University in Haryana, India, conducting research on the laws and policies affecting the living conditions of transgender communities across South Asia. She has also worked with the Center for Reproductive Rights, where she conducted legal analysis on access to contraception and abortion, and on maternal health issues around the world. Marie currently works as legal counsel for an immigration law office representing Tibetan refugees seeking asylum in the United States.

  • 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

  • BA University of Scranton, MALD Tufts University, PhD Georgetown University, EdM Teachers College of Columbia University

    Dr. Mazzucelli is a Fulbright Scholar, and teaches about conflict resolution, religion, international relations, and ethnic conflict at NYU. She has won the prestigious NYU SPS Excellence in Teaching Award, and was named an Ambassador of Peace for her extensive work linking technology to a better educational experience for students.

  • 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.

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  • 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.

  • BS Université du Franche Comté, MS Institut Pasteur, PhD University of Cambridge

    Dr. Boulenouar is a researcher in biomedical sciences pertaining to immune cell function at Harvard Medical School. Her work focuses on discovering novel immune cells that play critical roles in human health and development. She has been published in top immunology journals (Immunity and PNAS), and has been invited to speak at the American Association of Immunology and the International Society for Natural Immunity.

  • BS Universidad Javeriana, MBA University of Connecticut, PhD Nova Southeastern University

    Dr. Casas is an Associate Professor of Computer Science and Computer Programming at the University of Connecticut. His research has focused on computational finance and asset allocation for businesses. In addition to fifteen years of teaching experience, he is also a leading expert in cybersecurity, computer programming, data and business analytics, artificial intelligence, and machine learning.

  • 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 Cornell College, MA Ohio State University, PhD Harvard University

    Ms. Davis’s research focuses on land use regulation and policies involving housing, education, labor, and public finance. She has taught a variety of government, sociology, and statistics classes for the last 10 years at Cornell College, Ohio State University, and Harvard University.

  • BA Macalester College, MA, PhD Tufts University

    Dr. Detzner’s research focuses on international security, negation, and conflict resolution. She has worked on several projects as a consultant with the World Peace Foundation, ranging from corruption in global arms businesses to peace missions in Africa. Before her consulting work, Sarah was a speechwriter for Secretary of Defense Robert Gates.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • LLB Universidad de Buenos Aires, DPP University of Chicago, MA Universidad de Chile, MA Tufts University

    Ana is a practicing international lawyer working on the promotion of human rights. Her cases in Argentina and Chile ranged from civil and family law to international agreements and labor practices. She has also worked with Amnesty International, teaching courses on human rights, especially for migrants and women.

  • BA California State University Bakersfield, MA Emerson College, DPhil Tufts University

    Dr. Pounds-Williams has been teaching for 10 years. She has experience helping all age groups learn the basics of acting and theater production. In her career she has taken on the role of director, stage manager, set designer, actor, and technical assistant.

  • 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.

  • BS, Brown University

    Amanda’s doctoral research at MIT focuses on understanding the mechanistic action of pharmaceuticals on cellular biology for schizophrenia therapies. She has conducted research in molecular neuroscience, cancer, and cardiac labs.

  • 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.

  • BS University of Pittsburgh

    Zannan has worked at the Carnegie Museum of Natural History and the Wagner Free Institute of Science as a museum educator. While conducting research at Boston University, she is also working as a research assistant in the Brain Plasticity and Neuroimaging Laboratory and the Cognitive Neurobiology Laboratory in the School of Medicine. Revolutionize

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  • 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 New Orleans, MFA USC School of Cinematic Arts

    David worked as a guest lecturer at USC’s school of cinematic arts for film production and editing classes. He is both a photographer and a cinematographer with expertise in post-production software such as Photoshop, Lightroom, Premiere Pro, and Avid.

  • 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 Kennesaw State University, MFA Carnegie Mellon University

    Brian is a playwright and director for theater productions. He has helped produce and develop over 10 productions across the United States. He has experience teaching college-level playwriting and theater study classes.

  • 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 Georgia State University, MA University of Southern California, PhD University of Southern California

    Dr. Storla's research has ranged from gender ideologies, women’s issues, to pedagogy, and gaming. She has taught both introductory and advanced communication classes and has received an award for Excellence in Teaching from USC. She has spoken at the National Communication Association Convention and the Rhetoric Society of America Conference.

  • 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.

  • BA, BS University of Utah

    Luke has been teaching since 2014. He has also been designing games for five years. When not teaching he is working on music integration coding for his games.