Bill Brucker is in the clinical years of the M.D./Ph.D. program at Brown University. He completed his undergraduate education at Brown as well, playing football and graduating with honors in Chemistry in 2004. Brucker is the Founder & Executive Director of the Providence Alliance of Clinical Educators, a nonprofit organization that produces innovative lessons to help engage students in basic science learning. He has taught students of many levels over the years, including as an Adjunct Professor of Biology at Rhode Island College.
Ph.D. Candidate, Bloomberg School of Public Health
Dana Cernigliaro is a doctoral candidate at Johns Hopkins School of Public Health and has a masters degree in Public Health from Brown University. Dana has worked for over 10 years on both domestic and international research projects on a range of health issues, with a particular focus on HIV prevention and access to care for vulnerable populations. Her current research focuses on sexually transmitted disease and reproductive health of sex workers living with HIV in the Dominican Republic.
Anil Doshi is a doctoral candidate in the Technology and Operations Management unit at Harvard Business School, where he researches the impact of digitization and information revelation on firm strategy, particularly on platforms. He has over ten years of experience in finance and startups. Doshi received his A.B. from Dartmouth College, where he studied Economics and Government.
Assistant Professor, Department of Management and Technology
Nilanjana (Nel) Dutt is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Management and Technology at Bocconi University in Milan. She has a Ph.D. in Strategy from Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business. She is generally interested in understanding how firms discover new investment opportunities and evolve their innovation efforts over time. Her dissertation research examined how U.S. Electric Utilities identify new Renewable Electricity projects.
Timothy Erick is a Ph.D. candidate in Molecular Biology, Cell Biology, and Biochemistry at Brown University. He is currently performing thesis research on the development and function of the natural killer cell populations of the murine salivary gland and lacrimal gland.
Ph.D. Candidate in Microbiology and Immunobiology, Harvard Medical School
Sarah received her B.S. in Biology from the Georgia Institute of Technology in 2007. That same year she started graduate school at Harvard Medical School, where she is currently pursuing her Ph.D. in immunology and conducting research on the immune response to intracellular bacterial pathogens.
Doctoral Candidate in Strategy, Harvard Business School
Andrea Hill is a Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) candidate in Strategy at Harvard Business School. Before studying at Harvard, Andrea earned a B.A. with Honors from Brown University in Philosophy and Mathematics and an M.A. in International Relations from Johns Hopkins’ School for Advanced International Studies.
Chris Holdgraf is a graduate researcher in Bob Knight’s Cognitive Neuroscience Research Lab at the University of California, Berkeley. He studies the ways that the human brain is able to understand the world in the face of noisy and incomplete data, in particular how the auditory cortex understands sound. He is an active science writer and an editor for the Berkeley Science Review.
Alisa Jno-Charles is a Ph.D. Student at Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business. Her research focuses on the relationship between startups, media, image and identity. Jno-Charles also has over a decade of private equity, public markets, and real estate industry experience. She co-founded the startups Oz and Papertrailer. Jno-Charles holds a Bachelor’s in Finance and an M.B.A. from Babson College.
Ph.D student, Mechanical Engineering Researcher, Collaborative Advanced Robotics and Intelligent Systems Lab
AJung Moon is a Vanier Scholar and Ph.D. student in Mechanical Engineering at the University of British Columbia studying human-robot interaction and roboethics. She specializes in designing nonverbal communication cues, such as hand gestures and gaze cues, for robots for human-robot collaboration contexts. Currently, she is developing ways for humans and robots to negotiate’ using nonverbal gestures to quickly resolve resource conflicts. She is also a co-founder of the Open Roboethics initiative, a roboethics think tank focused on exploring ways in which various stakeholders of robotics technologies can work together to influence interactive robot designs.
Ph.D. Candidate, Political Science Susan Ford Dorsey Fellow, Center for African Studies
Ken Opalo is a Ph.D. Candidate in the Department of Political Science at Stanford University. His research interests include legislative development in Africa; the political economy of development; regional cooperation and trade in Africa; and elections, governance, and security in the Horn of Africa region. In 2012-2013, Opalo will be the Susan Ford Dorsey Fellow affiliated with the Center for African Studies at Stanford.
Ph.D. Candidate, Department for the Study of Religion
Jessica L. Radin is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department for the Study of Religion at the University of Toronto. Her doctoral work focuses on the relationship between imagination and politics in Jewish and Islamic sources. She lived in Syria from 2006 to 2008, matriculated at the government-run Institute for the Teaching of Arabic to Non-Native Speakers in Damascus, and conducted research in Beirut, Lebanon in 2012.
Eldar Sarajlic is a Ph.D. candidate at the Central European University in Budapest and is currently a Visiting Scholar at Columbia University in New York City. Eldar writes about competing interpretations of liberalism and advocates a critical approach to some of the defining liberal themes, such as personal autonomy, limits of institutional interference in individual affairs, and state neutrality. He also writes about issues of citizenship in Southeastern Europe.
Doctoral Candidate in Management, Harvard Business School
Luciana Silvestri is a doctoral candidate at Harvard Business School. Before pursuing her D.B.A. at Harvard, Luciana worked in consulting and earned her M.B.A., Summa cum Laude, from IAE Business School. Lucianas current research focuses on organizational design and the structural challenges faced by public and private sector organizations.
Adjunct Professor & Graduate Assistant, Educational Psychology
Stephen is an adjunct professor and Ph.D. candidate in Educational Psychology at the University of Connecticut with a Bachelors of Science in Molecular and Cellular Biology and Masters in Curriculum and Instruction. His primary research interests include the situated nature of play for academic achievement and prosocial learning through MMORPGs.
Stefanie Tignor is a fifth-year graduate student pursuing her Ph.D. in Social and Personality Psychology at Northeastern University. Her research examines how emotional experience interacts with personality to predict well-being and prosocial, interpersonally adaptive behavior, with a particular focus on the self-conscious emotions.
Doctoral candidate, Department of Political Science
W. Kindred Winecoff is a Ph. D. candidate in the Department of Political Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he studies international relations (specialization in international political economy) and political methodology. His research focuses primarily on the politics of the global financial system. He is a frequent contributor to IPE at UNC, a group blog focusing on the global political economy.