GradFUTURES Learning Cohort Participants

  • James Watson-Krips GS, EAS

    James Watson-Krips is a Ph.D. candidate working on the history and impact of automobility in China's Republican period (1911-1949). Prior to Princeton, James spent a number of years in Beijing, where he worked in various roles across China's non-profit, communications, and automotive sectors. He earned his B.A. summa cum laude in East Asian Studies from Dickinson College, and holds a Graduate Certificate in Chinese and American studies from the Hopkins-Nanjing Center.

  • Ashley Casovan

    Ashley has been at the forefront of building tools and policy interventions to support the responsible use and adoption of innovative technologies, both with her work at the Government of Canada, and as the Executive Director of AI Global, a multi-stakeholder non-profit dedicated to mitigating harm and unintended consequences of AI systems. As a recognized leader in the social tech community she has developed a strong reputation for developing workable governance for data, artificial intelligence, and open-source tools.

  • Steven Kelts

    Steven Kelts is a long-time ethics educator. He has twenty years of experience working with undergraduates, including in residential education environments and intensive, selective seminars. His research is on the history and uses of market ideas, including theories of the firm and corporate organization. He consults in the private sector with companies looking to synergize their market value with their ethical values, and to develop curricula to help their employees navigate ethical pitfalls in their organizational culture.

  • Rebekah Rashford GS, NEU

    Rebekah Rashford is a PhD Candidate in the neuroscience department. Her dissertation work in the lab of Catherine Peña studies the effects that early life stress have on genome organization in reward regions of the brain. She holds a B.S. in Biological Sciences, with a minor in Creative Writing from University of Maryland Baltimore County.

  • Crystal Lee GS, PSY

    Crystal is a second year graduate student in Psychology. She works with Casey Lew-Williams and Adele Goldberg, studying how social cues facilitate word learning in children. Her favorite science book is Language at the Speed of Sight by Mark Seidenberg.

    "I'm excited to explore the options available at Princeton to further my professional development! I'm presenting at the Voices in STEM workshop series."

    I have participated in the following GradFUTURES Programs: GradFUTURES Learning Cohorts

  • Leonard Cassuto

    Leonard Cassuto is a professor of English at Fordham University and a columnist on graduate education for The Chronicle of Higher Education. He is the author or editor of nine books on subjects ranging from crime fiction to sports. His last two books center on the state of American graduate education: The Graduate School Mess (2015) and The New PhD: How to Build a Better Graduate Education (with Robert Weisbuch; Johns Hopkins UP, 2021).

  • Isabela Muci Barradas GS, ART

    I am a Ph.D. candidate at the Department of Art & Archaeology focusing on modern and contemporary art. My research focuses on the history of photography as well as art from Latin America.

    "As a 2021 Community Teaching Fellow at Rowan College of South Jersey, I have been able to learn about the process of teaching in a community college as well as continue honing my pedagogical skills by developing and teaching an introductory art history course.

  • Joe Tylka *19, MAE

    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!


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