- "Professional development has many facets and the Graduate School can help with developing these skills. There are many possible paths to take after Princeton, and a core of good professional approaches, including soft skills, can help take you far, quite likely in directions you never imagined."
- "I appreciate GradFUTURES working to provide Princeton students with a wide variety of career options! They have a dedicated and helpful staff!"
- "The GradFUTURES mentorship program connected me with an outstanding alumni mentor in Washington, D.C. who has helped show me the value of Ph.D. scientists in government and policymaking."
Originally from Beijing China, Kevin is a PhD student in chemical and biological engineering and his work focuses on engineering multi-phase synthetic organelle systems. As a Professional Development Associate serving in the engineering division, Kevin is passionate about supporting graduate students to explore career options and build core competencies for successful careers through hands-on experience.
Penelope Georges joined Princeton University in 2020 with the Council on Science and Technology. With a B.S., Ph.D., and postdoctoral research all in bioengineering, her career and education have been interdisciplinary, linking the natural sciences of biology, chemistry, and physics with engineering design. Dr. Georges’s main areas of research - the study of polymer and tissue mechanics and how the relationship with the mechanical environment can drive cell structure and function - contribute to the development of biocompatible materials for regenerative medicine through.
Dr. Joe Tylka is a research scientist at Siemens Corporate Technology whose expertise lies in multichannel signal processing, intelligent control, and machine learning. He received his Ph.D. in 2019 from Princeton University, where his dissertation research focused on virtual navigation of measured 3D sound fields.
"I have enjoyed working with the GradFUTURES team at a variety of career/networking events and the new GradFUTURES Mentorship program. The staff are all very kind and driven to help the students achieve their career goals. I'm happy to be a part of it!
Soha Aslam earned a Masters of Science and Engineering (MSE) candidate in the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering program at Princeton University. Prior to coming to Princeton, Soha earned a BSc in Physics with a minor in Nuclear Engineering from the University of Texas at Arlington. Since then, Soha has conducted a post-baccalaureate research internship at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, and worked as an engineer on a national fusion experiment at the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory for about three years.
Dr. Allison Simi *18 is a Postdoctoral Fellow in the large molecule organization at Janssen (J&J), where she investigates new ways to target immune cells in cancer and autoimmunity. She did her doctoral research in Celeste Nelson's lab in Chemical and Biological Engineering which she joined immediately after a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from MIT in 2012.
Leon Wang is a Ph.D. Candidate in Chemical and Biological Engineering, as well as a member of the Professional Development Working Group, and an organizer of the GradFUTURES Virtual Forum.
"I am an engineering graduate student with passions in business, technology, and healthcare. While these may seem like very different concepts, I aspire to be a leader who combines all of these fields to better people's lives."
- "Effective education and outreach are important to me as a scientist, so it’s exciting to have designated time in the week to devote to them through the UAF."