The ADVANCE Collaborative Mentoring Seed Grants are being offered by the ADVANCE Office for Faculty Equity (OFE) in collaboration with the Provost’s Office in order to expand faculty access to mentoring networks that support their professional and personal success and well-being through connections with colleagues across the university.

The grants are to either support:

  • The ongoing functioning of existing faculty peer mentoring groups
  • the development of new faculty peer mentoring groups

The following groups receive funding and ongoing support from the ADVANCE OFE for 2022-23.

  • The Women of Color (WoC) Working Group”
    • Claire Seungeun Lee (team leader), Criminology and Justice Studies
    • Joselyne Chenane Nkogo, Criminology and Justice Studies
    • Teresa Irene Gonzales, Sociology
    • Maia Gil’Adi, English
    • Robai Werunga, Education
    • Minnie Min Hyeong Joo, Political Science

  • “Mentoring Engineering Womxn (MEW)”
    • Kelilah Wolkowicz (team leader), Mechanical Engineering
    • Yanfen Li, Biomedical Engineering
    • Wan Ting (Grace) Chen, Plastic Engineering
    • Dimitra Papagiannopoulou, Electrical and Computer Engineering
    • Chiara Ghezzi, Biomedical Engineering

  • “#Pandemic Profs. – peer support for junior female faculty in unprecedented times”
    • Teresa Lee (team leader), Biological Sciences
    • Hilary Lustick, Education
    • Maru Cabrera, Computer Science
    • Jane Sancinito, History
    • Rachel Melamed, Biological Sciences
    • Joy Winbourne, Environmental, Earth, and Atmospheric Sciences
    • Christine Kwapich, Biological Sciences
    • Kelilah Wolkowicz, Mechanical Engineering

  • “Latin American & Caribbean Studies Peer-Mentorship Group”
    • Max Ubelaker (team leader), World Languages and Cultures
    • Maia Gil’Adi, English
    • Angelica Duran-Martinez, Political Science
    • Maria Matz, World Languages and Cultures
    • Lisa Edwards, History
    • Keith Mitchell, English

  • “Exploring the Market Drivers of Labor Exploitation in Central Massachusetts”
    • Jana Sladkova (team leader), Psychology
    • Amber Horning-Ruf, Criminology and Justice Studies
    • Monica Galizzi, Economics
    • Katherine Santos, Community Social Psychology
    • Renata Konrad, Business School, Worcester Polytechnic Institute.