Prof. Rebecca Schulman

A headshot of 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

Headshot photo of Darlene SaporuDarlene 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

Headshot of Roshni RaoDr. 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.