Fall 2020 Mentoring Workshop

On October 3rd, 2020, WEorg organized a virtual mentorship workshop for third- and fourth-year female Ph.D. students from the greater New England area. Following up on the WERISE conference, the chairs of WEorg decided to move from words — rigorous research and constructive discussion — to action by creating an opportunity for female students to receive feedback from female faculty members in their field.

The event was a success! We had fifty-one mentees, twenty-one mentors, and eight panelists from twenty-nine universities and institutions across the northeast region. In the morning, mentees received group and individual feedback from mentors. In the afternoon, Linh Tô and Stefania Garetto moderated two panels on research challenges and career opportunities, respectively.


Ama Baafra Abeberese, Wellesley College
Leila Agha, Dartmouth College
Marcella Alsan, Harvard University
Marina Azzimonti, Stony Brook University
Patricia Cortes, Boston University
Dania V. Francis, University of Massachusetts Boston
Tatiana Homonoff, New York University
Panle Jia Barwick, Cornell University
Pinar Keskin, Wellesley College
Cynthia Kinnan, Tufts University
Fidan Ana Kurtulus, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Ilyana Kuziemko, Princeton University
Jennifer La’O, Columbia University
Ilse Lindenlaub, Yale University
Ioana Marinescu,  University of Pennsylvania
Amanda Pallais, Harvard University
Silvia Prina, Northeastern University
Natalia Ramondo, Boston University
Kareen Rozen, Brown University
Raffaella Sadun, Harvard University
Na’ama Shenhav, Dartmouth College

Panelists in the Session on Research Challenges

Lauren Bergquist, University Of Michigan
Giulia Brancaccio, Cornell University
Laura Doval, Columbia University
Arlene Wong, Princeton University

Moderator: Linh Tô, Boston University

Panelists in the Session on Career Opportunities

Kehinde F. Ajayi, World Bank
Marina Halac, Yale University 
Alicia Sasser Modestino, Northeastern University
Tara Watson, Williams College

Moderator: Stefania Garetto, Boston University