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Internal Advocates

The Internal Advocate provide support and guidance as the ADVANCE Scholar cultivates strategies to effectively interact with their academic unit, the institution, and the community. Internal Advocate’s mentoring and advice should have a lasting impact on the retention and promotion of the ADVANCE Scholar.

It is recommended that applicants consult their department heads to identify potential Internal Advocates. The names and profiles of past Internal Advocates are provided below to help you identify the type of profile an Internal Advocate might have.

Dr. Elena Castell-Perez
Professor
Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering
ecastell@tamu.edu
https://baen.tamu.edu/people/castell-perez-elena/
https://castell.tamu.edu/Castell/Elena.html
 
Dr. Sumana Datta
Assistant Provost, Undergraduate Studies
Executive Director, LAUNCH
sumad@tamu.edu
http://launch.tamu.edu/About-Us/Meet-the-Staff#s5
 
Dr. Yolanda N. Padron
Professor
Educational Psychology Department
ypadron@tamu.edu
https://directory.education.tamu.edu/view.epl?nid=ypadron

Dr. Patricia Pietrantonio
Professor and Texas AgriLife Research Fellow
Department of Entomology
p-pietrantonio@tamu.edu
https://entomology.tamu.edu/people/pietrantonio-patricia/
https://pietrantoniolab.tamu.edu
 
Dr. Farida Sohrabji
Joseph H Shelton Professor of Neuroscience & Interim Department Head
Department of Neuroscience and Experimental Therapeutics
Presidential Impact Fellow
Director, Women's Health in Neuroscience Program
f-sohrabji@tamu.edu
https://medicine.tamhsc.edu/faculty/sohrabji.html
 
Dr. Jyotsna Vaid*
Professor
Psychological & Brain Sciences
jvaid@tamu.edu
https://liberalarts.tamu.edu/psychology/profile/jyotsna-vaid/
*On leave Spring 2020