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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
Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering
Dr. Sumana Datta
Assistant Provost, Undergraduate Studies
Executive Director, LAUNCH
Dr. Yolanda N. Padron
Educational Psychology Department

Dr. Patricia Pietrantonio
Professor and Texas AgriLife Research Fellow
Department of Entomology
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
Dr. Jyotsna Vaid*
Psychological & Brain Sciences
*On leave Spring 2020