Current Board Members

Tiara Starks, President and FounderTiara 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 works as a Project Coordinator at Columbia University.  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.
Eboni Lee SittingEboni Lee graduated from Pepperdine University in 2017 with a degree in Psychology. In 2019, she completed a Master’s degree in Clinical, Social, and Cognitive Neuroscience from City, University of London. For her Master’s dissertation she completed a study determining if there was a relationship between metacognition and autism. Her research also looked at whether a person’s resilience level is correlated with ASD as well as different factors of metacognition. In her new role as Community Outreach Chair she hopes to bridge the information gap between science and the Black community at-large by making science easier to understand and engage with outside of having a scientific background. She’s also passionate about making brain and behavior science more accessible as career options for Black people. Her hobbies include cooking food in an air fryer and signing up for free (and sometimes useless) online courses.