• Our Team

     

    The Horizon Academic Research Program's team oversees the logistical aspects of our high school research program. We run Horizon's in-house writing center, oversee scheduling matters, and provide ongoing advice and support for students as they engage in the process of academic research. Our team is supported by 57 academic instructors from universities such as Harvard, Princeton, Yale, Stanford, MIT, Dartmouth, Cambridge, Oxford, and Columbia. You can view a list of some of our academic instructors here.

  • Our Staff

     

    These talented individuals will be assisting you alongside your assigned mentor as you complete your Horizon Project.

    Ani Nadiga: Writing and Publications Coordinator & staff member with a MS from the University of Glasgow and BA from Carleton College who helps high school students with research projects.

    Ani Nadiga

    M.S. from University of Glasgow

    B.A. from Carleton College

    Writing and Publications Coordinator

    Zhanar Irgebay: Program associate & staff member with a MA from the University of Chicago and a BA from the University of Pennsylvania who helps high school students with research projects.

    Zhanar Irgebay

    B.A. from University of Pennsylvania, M.A. from University of Chicago

    Program Associate

    Nicole Posadas: Program associate & staff member with a BA from the University of Pennsylvania who helps high school students with research projects.

    Nicole Posadas

    B.A. from University of Pennsylvania

    Program Associate

    David Weeks: Global outreach lead & staff member with a BA from Swarthmore College who helps high school students with research projects.

    David Weeks

    B.A. from Swarthmore College

    Global Outreach Lead

    Sunny Mewati: Academic lead & staff member with a MA from Peking University HSBC Business School who helps high school students with research projects.

    Sunny Mewati

    M.A. from Peking University HSBC Business School

    Academic Lead

    Keating Sherry: North America outreach lead & staff member with a BA from the University of Miami who helps high school students with research projects.

    Keating Sherry

    B.A. from University of Miami

    North America Outreach Lead 

    Viola Rothschild: International relations course assistant & staff member with a MA from the University of Oxford and a BA from Bowdoin College who helps high school students with research projects.

    Viola Rothschild

    B.A. from Bowdoin College

    M.A. from University of Oxford

    International Relations Course Assistant

    Cynthia Wang: Environmental science course assistant & staff member with a BA from the University of Pennsylvania who helps high school students with research projects.

    Cynthia Wang

    B.A. from University of Pennsylvania, NRDC Fellow

    Environmental Science Course Assistant

    Daniele Cassese: Economics course assistant & staff member with a PhD, MA, and BA from the University of Siena who helps high school students with research projects.

    Daniele Cassese

    Post-Doctoral Fellow at the University of Cambridge

    B.A., M.A., and PhD University of Siena

    Economics Course Assistant

    Davida Kollmar: Data science & machine learning course assistant & staff member with a MS from NYU and a BA from Yeshiva University who helps high school students with research projects.

    Davida Kollmar

    M.S. from NYU

    B.A. from Yeshiva University

    Data Science & Machine Learning Course Assistant

    Shan Liu: Technology lead & staff member with a BA from Juniata College who helps high school students with research projects.

    Shan Liu

    B.A. from Juniata College

    Technology Lead

    Scott Dobbins: Program advisor, former program director, & staff member with a MS from Stanford University and a BA from Columbia University who helps high school students with research projects.

    Scott Dobbins

    M.S. from Stanford University

    B.A. from Columbia University

    Program Advisor, Former Program Director

    Nika Hajikhodaverdikhan: Program Associate & staff member with a BA from the University of California, Berkeley who helps high school students with research projects.

    Nika Hajikhoda-verdikhan

    B.A. from University of California, Berkeley

    Program Associate

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