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2019 Preparing Future Professors Fellows

The Preparing Future Professors (PFP) shadowing program offers doctoral students the opportunity to experience faculty life first-hand at a comprehensive, teaching-focused university or community college.

View previous PFP cohorts: 20182017, 2016, 2015

Jean Abbott

Jean Abbot

English

I am a PhD candidate in the English Department, specializing in early medieval English literature. My dissertation examines the function of personal names as a literary device in Old English, paying particular attention to the ways in which...

I’m a PhD candidate in History at Stanford and am interested in social, economic, and environmental history of Latin America. My research focuses on the formation of Brazil’s territory during the colonial period, especially in the 17th and early-...

Benjamin Bell

Benjamin Bell

Molecular and Cellular Physiology

Ben originally hails from Texas, but traded “too hot” days for “too cold” nights to work on metalloenzyme structure/function at MIT before coming to Stanford and finding a “just right” climate for graduate school. Ben is currently in Peter Kim’s...

Susanna Brantley

Susanna Brantley

Developmental Biology

I am currently a 6th year PhD student in Dr. Margaret Fuller’s laboratory. My research is focused on understanding the molecular signals sent between stem cells and their neighbors necessary for proper differentiation. Specifically, I study the...

Joshua Eggold

Joshua Eggold

Cancer Biology

­­I am a PhD candidate in the Cancer Biology program in the laboratory of Dr. Erinn Rankin. My research focuses on understanding how immune cells, specifically myeloid cells, in ovarian cancer can be harnessed to promote anti-tumor immunity. The...

Harmony Folse

Harmony Folse

Genetics

I am a Ph.D. candidate in the Genetics department at Stanford. I am in the Lipsick lab where we study the dREAM/MMB complex in the fruit fly. This complex regulates gene expression and the cell cycle, thus, it has links to cancer. Outside of the...

Kirin Furst

Kirin Furst

Civil and Environmental Engineering

Kirin is a PhD candidate in Environmental Engineering and Science. Her doctoral research is focused on mitigating human exposure to a class of emerging contaminants that commonly form during the disinfection of wastewater-impacted drinking water...

Rebecca Gleit

Rebecca Gleit

Sociology

I am a PhD candidate in Sociology with interests in race, ethnicity, immigration, and education. I am also an Institute for Education Sciences (IES) fellow through the Stanford Center for Education Policy and Analysis. My current research aims to...

Monique Harrison

Monique Harrison

Graduate School of Education

My academic home is in Sociology of Education in the GSE. As part of the Carta Research Lab I study undergraduate pathways through college, with an emphasis on gender, race and first generation college students. My dissertation focuses on how...

Reyna Hulett

Reyna Hulett

Computer Science

I am a 3rd year PhD candidate studying theoretical computer science, advised by Mary Wootters. My research concentrates primarily in algorithmic game theory (e.g., the study of markets or voting systems) and coding theory (e.g, making data...

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