GradFUTURES Learning Cohort Participants

  • Isabela Muci Barradas GS, ARC

    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.

    "I am a 2021 Community Teaching Fellow at Rowan College of South Jersey and a member of the Fall 2020 Inclusive Leadership Learning Cohort."

    I have participated in the following GradFUTURES Programs:

  • Mark Poag '93

    Mark is Co-Founder and Managing Director of Fitz Gate Ventures. Fitz Gate Ventures invests a majority of its capital in early stage companies from the Princeton ecosystem, and a portion of its capital is available to be invested more broadly. Fitz Gate’s portfolio companies have been profiled in the New York Times, CNN, The Wall Street Journal, The Financial Times and other media outlets. Fitz Gate invests alongside other world class VC firms but is also willing to lead and/or invest alone.

  • Anu Vedantham *94 (SPIA)

    "I have appreciated the welcoming community provided by GradFUTURES, connecting faculty, staff, graduate students and alums to each other. The conversations are creative and inclusive, and I am grateful for the careful facilitation to help all of us contribute."
  • Kevin Villegas Rosales GS, ELE

    I am Peruvian and came five years ago to Princeton University to start my PhD in the Electrical Engineering department. During my undergraduate years, I studied applied physics with an emphasis in nanotechnology. In my doctoral work, I explore how electrons arrange in unique patterns thanks to the dominant Coulomb interaction. In parallel to my journey at Princeton, I love to support Peruvian undergraduates through the REPU program ( Currently, I hold a leadership role in the nanotechnology branch of the program.

  • Manu Platt

    Dr. Manu Platt received his B.S. in Biology from Morehouse College in 2001 and his Ph.D. from the Georgia Tech and Emory joint program in biomedical engineering in 2006.

  • Mary Harris

    Dr. Mary S. Harris is an accomplished scientist, business-woman, and consumer health advocate. She is founder, president and CEO of BioTechnical Communications, which specializes in the production and dissemination of health information targeted to ethnic minorities.

    Dr. Harris received her undergraduate degree in biology from Lincoln University (Pennsylvania), her Ph.D. in molecular genetics from Cornell University, followed by postdoctoral training in molecular virology at Rutgers Medical School in Piscataway, NJ.

  • Allison Tang GS, CBE

    Hi there, I am a graduate student in Chemical and Biological Engineering. I work in the Avalos Lab, where we engineer proteins to help yeast make useful products like biofuels. In addition, I serve on the Graduate Student Government as our Communications Director. My goal is to make sure that students are both informed and heard. To that end, I'm excited to be a part of the Professional Development Working Group and help connect graduate students to different career opportunities.

  • Sarah Wilterson GS, PSY

    Sarah Wilterson is a Professional Development Associate supporting graduate students in the Social Sciences..

  • Honchan "Sonny" Kim GS, POL

    "I really enjoyed thinking through these important issues in a room full of people from different disciplines. I learned a lot from our interdisciplinary conversations."


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