Tiara Starks, President and Founder

Tiara Starks is the Founder and President of the society. She graduated from Northwestern University in 2014 with a degree in Cognitive Science-Cognitive Neuroscience. In 2017, she graduated with a Master’s degree in Social Science, specializing in Psychology, from the University of Chicago. She attends the University of Kentucky as a doctoral student in the Integrated Biomedical Sciences program.  She would like to pursue a non-academic career researching the social and cognitive implications of Alzheimer’s disease and test options for its early diagnosis and intervention. Her non-academic interests include ice skating and eating chocolate.



Community Outreach Chair, Anna Bekoe Boateng

Anna Bekoe Boateng is the Chair of Community Outreach for the Society.  She graduated from Northwestern University in 2018 with a BA in Neuroscience, concentrating in Biology.  While volunteering to help the elderly with dementia, Anna decided to join scientists who are researching Alzheimer’s disease. Since April 2017, she has been a research assistant at the Cognitive Neurology and Alzheimer’s Disease Center at the Feinberg School of Medicine.  Anna plans to pursue a career in medicine to help her Ghanaian and black communities.  Her hobbies include reading, drawing, and singing.