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.
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.