People

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Natalia

Natalia is one of two PhD Plus Liaisons from Department of Chemical Engineering in 2020-2021.
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Vi Tran

Vi is one of two PhD Plus Liaison from Biomedical Engineering Department in 2020-2021.
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Jen Huck

Data Librarian, Research Data Services, UVA Library
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Eniola

Eniola was a PhD Plus intern at the Sorensen Institute for Political Leadership, a unit of the University’s Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service in summer 2021
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Caleb

Human Capital Consulting with PhD in English

Caleb Agnew graduated with a PhD in English from University of Virginia’s Graduate School of Arts & Sciences in December 2019. He currently works as a Human Capital consultant at Deloitte in Arlington, VA.
Department of English
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Mary Allen photo

Mary was a PhD Plus Intern in Office of the Vice Provost for Academic Outreach at the University of Virginia in 2018-2019 under the mentorship of Louis P. Nelson, Vice Provost for Academic Outreach.
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Lindsay Wheeler

Assistant Director of STEM Education Initiatives , Assistant Professor, General Faculty, Center for Teaching Excellence
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Barry

Deborah Barry, PhD leads the health and wellness sessions of PhD Plus Foundations skills series.
PhD Plus Foundations series, PhD Plus Program Assessment
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Merci Best

Merci N. Best is a fourth year PhD candidate in the School of Medicine’s Department of Pharmacology. Merci’s research focus is understanding the pathogenic mechanisms of Alzheimer’s disease.
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Rachana Bhave

Rachana Bhave is a 5th year PhD student under the mentorship of Dr. Robert Cox in the Department of Biology. She is a graduate of the PhD Plus Career Design course.
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Venessa Bijak

Vanessa is a fourth-year PhD student in the Chemistry Department. She has participated in Career Design and Communicating Research modules of the PhD Plus program.
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Brendan Boler

Brendan J. Boler, PhD is the lead instructor for PhD Plus Consulting skills series. 
PhD Plus Consulting series
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Christina Boltsi

Christina was PhD Plus intern at the University’s Center for Teaching Excellence in fall of 2020 and spring of 2021, to support pedagogical development programs for graduate students, under the mentorship of Adriana Streifer, PhD.
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Rebecca Bultman

Rebecca Bultman is a 7th year PhD Candidate in the Religious Studies department. She was an intern for the Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service in the Demographic Research Group for the past year.
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Diana Elizabeth Burden

Diana is a rising 4th year PhD Student in the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering department. She is a graduate of both the Business in Society series and the Consulting series.
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Jordan Buysse

Jordan is a PhD Plus intern at Gazelle International, a young nonprofit based in Guilford, CT, through Summer and Fall of 2019, and Spring of 2020 under the mentorship of Nancy L. Ruther, the Principal and Founder of Gazelle.
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Clara Cho Wun Ma

Clara is a fourth-year PhD student in the McIntire Department of Art.
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Claibourn

Michele Claibourn, PhD leads development of skills series' of PhD Plus Data Literacy. She serves as lead instructor of Data Literacy: R series. 
PhD Plus Data Literacy
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Lucia Colombari

Lucia is a third-year doctoral student in the McIntire Department of Art studying Art and Architectural History.
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Jasmine Crenshaw full color headshot

Jasmine Crenshaw, PhD developed the diversity training skills series for PhD Plus Future Faculty core module. 
DEI, PhD Plus Future Faculty
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Neal Curtis

Neal is a 6th year PhD candidate in the English Department at the University’s Graduate School of Arts & Sciences. His dissertation examines forgery's relationship to the development of bibliographical techniques of detection in the eighteenth century.
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Profile photo of Kenn Dela Cruz

Kenn is a graduate of the PhD plus Foundations series, having successfully completed the series in his first year of PhD training
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Chris Doran

PhD Plus Foundations series
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Sarah Doran

Sarah Doran is instructor of Finance Management session of PhD Plus Foundations series. ​​​​​​​
PhD Plus Foundations series
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Anna Drangowska-Way

A native of Poland, Anna is a 4th-year PhD student in the Biology Department.
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Kelly Drews

From Biomedical PhD to Consulting

Kelly Drews graduated with a PhD in Experimental Pathology from University of Virginia’s School of Medicine in April 2019.
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Sadegh

Sadegh was a PhD Plus intern in Center for Coastal Resources Management (CCRM) division of Virginia Institute of Marine Sciences’(VIMS) in Summer of 2020 under mentorship of Dr. Kirk J. Havens, as part of Environment Resilience Summer Internship program.
ENGINEERING SYSTEMS AND ENVIRONMENT Department
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Sadegh Eghdami

Sadegh is a 5th year PhD candidate in the Engineering Systems and Environment Department at the University's School of Engineering and Applied Sciences.
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clay ford

Senior Research Data Scientist for Statistics, , Research Data Services, UVA Library
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Ed Freeman

Elis and Signe Olsson Professor of Business Administration, Darden School of Business
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Dr. Jose Garcia-Tirado

Attaining a Faculty Position during a Pandemic

Jose completed his post-doctoral research with the Center for Diabetes Technology (CDT) this past March, and is now an Assistant Professor at the CDT at UVA.
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Yi Hao

ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
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Marlit

Director of Communication Training & Strategy
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Carter Head

Carter is a second-year Medical student at the University of Virginia School of Medicine. He participated in PhD Plus Consulting module in 2019-2020
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Melissa Hey

Melissa is a PhD Plus intern at the Office of Undergraduate Research (OUR), University of Virginia during the academic year 2019-2020, under the mentorship of Brian Cullaty, Director of the Office.
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Courtney Hill

Program Officer at NASEM after earning PhD in Civil Engineering

After earning PhD in Civil Engineering from the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Courtney Hill is Associate Program Officer at The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine
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Camille Hochheimer

Camille is a postdoctoral research associate whose research focuses on using statistical methods to predict respiratory distress using data-capturing physical motion associated with respiration.
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Holcomb

Katherine Holcomb, PhD developed and leads instruction of Python skills series for PhD Plus Data Literacy core module every Fall semester. 
PhD Plus Data Literacy in Python
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Kerwin Holmes Jr., profile

Kerwin participated in PhD Plus Python skills series in data literacy in Fall 2020
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Alexa Jeffress

Alexa was a PhD Plus intern at Gazelle International as a Virtual Learning Liaison in Fall of 2019, and Spring and Summer of 2020 under the mentorship of Nancy L. Ruther, EdD.
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Marieke

Research Data Specialist,, Health Sciences Library
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Jessica Kansky

Jessica is a sixth-year PhD student in the Graduate School of Arts & Sciences.
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Wenfan Ke

Wenfan Ke is a 4th-year PhD student in the Biology Department. His dissertation research focuses on identifying genetic factors contributing to diet-induced obesity using roundworms as an animal model.
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Alex Keller

From biomedical PhD to strategy consulting

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Karolyn Kinane

Karolyn Kinane, PhD is instructor of Contemplative Pedagogy & Practice session of PhD Plus Foundations series. 
PhD Plus Foundations series
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Kate Lecroy

Kate LeCroy is a 6th year PhD candidate in the Department of Environmental Sciences within the College of Arts and Sciences. Kate’s dissertation research focuses on the diversity and disease ecology of mason bees across the Mid-Atlantic US.
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Lenox

Tayloe Murphy Professor of Business Administration, Senior Associate Dean and Chief Strategy Officer, Darden School of Business
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Zhongwen Luo

After earning PhD in Chemistry, Zhongwen is a CMC Consultant at Data Revive LLC. 
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Sonali

ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR OF GRADUATE PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
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David Martin

Clinical Research Data Specialist,, Health Sciences Library
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Gopal Midha photo

Gopal was a PhD Plus intern at Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service at the University of Virginia through Summer and Fall of 2019, under the mentorship of Larry D. Terry, Executive Director of the Weldon Cooper Center.
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Megan Miller

Megan is a PhD Plus intern at Center for Survey Research (CSR) at UVA through Summer and Fall of 2019, and Spring of 2020 under the mentorship of Kara Fitzgibbon and Thomas M. Guterbock, Directors of CSR.
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Naomi Miyake

Naomi Miyake is a 4th-year PhD student in the Department of Chemical Engineering.
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Brian Moriarty

Assistant Professor of Business Administration, Darden School of Business
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Mallory Neil

Assistant Director of Experiential Learning
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Louis Nelson

Louis P. Nelson collaborates to develop skills experience related to the PhD Plus Community Impact core module
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Michael Straightiff

Executive Director,, University of Virginia Licensing & Ventures Group
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Katie

ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF RESEARCH DEVELOPMENT AND TRAINING
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Blaise

Blaise is one of two PhD Plus Liaisons from Department of Biomedical Engineering in 2020-2021.
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Sharon Philip

Sharon is a fourth-year PhD student in the Department of Physics working in the field of experimental condensed matter physics.
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Sarah Pollock

From biomedical PhD to patent law

After earing PhD in Microbiology, Sarah is currently a Patent Agent at Ice Miller LLP in Philadelphia, PA.
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Purpur

Eric serves as an instructor for PhD Plus Data Literacy in Python skill series offered every Fall semester. 
Science and Engineering Librarian, UVA Library
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Sarah Rabke (headshot)

Sarah was a PhD Plus intern for Gazelle International from summer 2020 to May 2021, under the mentorship of Nancy Ruther.
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Roshni R.

Assistant Professor of Business Administration, Darden School of Business
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Erin

Sponsored by PhD Plus, Erin was selected from University of Virginia to participate in  Commonwealth of Virginia Science & Engineering Policy Fellowship (COVES) in the summer of 2020
ENGINEERING SYSTEMS AND ENVIRONMENT Department
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Sana Alaya Seghair

Sana is a fifth-year PhD student in the Department of French of Graduate School of Arts & Sciences.
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Heidi Siegrist profile

Heidi was a PhD Plus intern at the Virginia Quarterly Review (VQR) from summer 2020 to May 2021, under the mentorship of Allison Wright and Paul Reyes.
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Matthew Slaats

Matthew is a 5th year PhD candidate and was a Summer 2021 intern working with the Highlander Education and Research Center.
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Yiqing Song

Yiqing is a 4th-year PhD student in the Astronomy Department. Her dissertation research is to study how stars form differently in colliding galaxies compared to normal galaxies like the Milky Way.
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Jeremy Sorgen

Jeremy was a PhD Plus intern at the Franciscan Action Network in Washington, DC, through Summer and Fall of 2019 under mentorship of Executive Director, Patrick Carolan.
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Adriana Streifer

Assistant Director & Assistant Professor, General Faculty, Center for Teaching Excellence
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Jenna Sumey

Jenna is a PhD Plus Liaisons from Department of Chemical Engineering in 2020-2021.
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Emmanuel Toroitich

Emmanuel completed his PhD dissertation in Chemistry from the University’s Graduate School of Arts and Sciences in Summer 2020.
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David Touve

Senior Director, Applied Innovations and New Ventures, Batten Institute, Darden School of Business
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Catalina Vallejo

Research, consulting and policy career post-PhD in Sociology

Catalina Vallejo graduated with a PhD in Sociology from University of Virginia’s Graduate School of Arts & Sciences in August 2019.
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Samantha

Samantha is a PhD Plus Liaison from Department of English in 2020-2021
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Brandon Walsh

Head of Student Programs,, Scholars' Lab, UVA Library
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Christian West

Christian is a third-year PhD student in the Curry School. His dissertation research is focused on the role of higher education's historical relationship with slavery and its relationship to racial climate for students o
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Headshot of a student, Laura White

Laura was a PhD Plus intern in the Center for Survey Research at the University's Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service from summer 2020 to May 2021, under the mentorship of Kara Fitzgibbon. 
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Eric Willis

Eric was a PhD Plus intern in Elder Research Institute (ERI) in Spring of 2020 under the mentorship of William (Will) Goodrum and Sam Ballerini. After completing PhD dissertation, Eric joined Elder Research Institute in Arlington, VA, as a Data Scientist
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Blair

Blair is a PhD Plus Liaison from Department of Religious Studies in 2020-2021
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Ashtyn Wiltbank

Ashtyn is a graduate of PhD Plus Consulting Series.  
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Roger Zhu

Roger is a 6th year PhD candidate in the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department at the University’s School of Engineering and Applied Sciences.
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Roger

Roger was a PhD Plus intern in the Economic and Policy studies unit of the University’s Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service under mentorship of Prof. William Shobe
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Devin

Devin is a PhD Plus Liaison from Department of Religious Studies in 2020-2021