Prof. Rebecca Schulman
Rebecca Schulman is an associate professor in the Departments of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering and Computer Science at The Johns Hopkins University. Her research focuses on the development of intelligent and adaptive biomolecular materials and nanostructures. Her research pushes the boundaries of interdisciplinary inquiry by integrating ideas from a broad range of disciplines, including theoretical computer science, synthetic chemistry, materials science, physics and engineering in addressing fundamental problems in materials and biomolecular device design.
Dr. Darlene Saporu
Darlene F. Saporu, PhD, joined Johns Hopkins in March 2016 as the assistant dean for diversity and inclusion for the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences and the Whiting School of Engineering. In this role she provides strategic vision and programmatic leadership on issues of equity, diversity, and inclusion. Dr. Saporu is charged with leading and assessing progress in diversifying the faculty, postdoc, and graduate student populations within Hopkins. She is also responsible for facilitating efforts and collaborating with academic departments to develop and implement effective strategies that foster inclusion and engagement.
Dr. Roshni Rao
Dr. Roshni Rao is the Director of PHutures, a new office created to establish and grow a culture of life design, professional development, mentoring, and connections for our doctoral students and postdoctoral fellows at Johns Hopkins University. Under the shared leadership of Dr. Nancy Kass, the Vice Provost for Graduate Education, and Dr. Farouk Dey, the Vice Provost for Integrative Learning and Life Design, Roshni will develop a vision, strategy, and plan for enhancing the professional development, life design, alumni connections, employer engagement, and career opportunities for doctoral students and Postdoctoral fellows at Johns Hopkins University. Her work towards this vision involves special attention to the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences and the Whiting School of Engineering. She also works collaboratively with the Professional Development and Career Office in East Baltimore to develop programs, courses, events, content, and resources that enhance the experience and opportunities for doctoral students and postdoctoral fellows. In her previous role as Associate Director of Postdoctoral Affairs at the National Institute on Aging, National Institutes of Health, Roshni successfully created and developed impactful professional development programming as well as engaged and energized the community utilizing unconventional approaches, including building and branding a wellness program for students and staff.
Michaela Corrothers is a graduate of the Whiting School of Engineering, earning her M.S. in Engineering Management in December 2021. As a PFTL fellow, she provides administrative support by developing graphic media, assisting with program coordination, and leading the PFTL Mentorship Program. Michaela earned her B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Pittsburgh Swanson School of Engineering in 2020.
Gian C. Molina-Castro is a Ph.D. candidate and NSF Graduate Research Fellow at The Solomon H. Snyder Department of Neuroscience at the School of Medicine. His thesis project focuses on defining the dynamics and functional significance of cortical remyelination in a mouse model of multiple sclerosis. As a PFTL Fellow, he coordinates the professional development and career exploration programming of PFTL. Also, Gian is Co-President of Project Bridge, a graduate student-led organization focused on connecting scientists to the general Baltimore community, and coordinator of the inaugural Neural Networking Initiative, a mentorship program for underrepresented minorities students in the Departments of Neuroscience and Biomedical Engineering. Gian was part of the planning committee of Horizons by Hopkins 2020, the first university-wide professional development and career conference which featured 40 speakers and hosted around 800 trainees. In addition, he won third place on the 10th Fall Case Competition of the Johns Hopkins Graduate Consulting Club providing market-entry strategies to a bio-tech startup and participated in a Scope-a-thon/Consulting Sprint, providing hiring, marketing, and market-entry strategies to a small mobile and IoT solutions provider business. Gian obtained a B.S. in Cellular/Molecular Biology from the University of Puerto Rico (UPR), Rio Piedras Campus in 2018 and a Professional Certificate in Non-Profit Management from the UPR, Mayagüez Campus in 2015.