Midwest

Tim Torres

Midwestern State University

Tim Torres is pursing his Master’s in Biology at Midwestern State University in Wichita Falls, Texas, with research interests surrounding the biochemistry and physiology of the Monarch butterfly. He currently works as a medical scribe in a private practice Neurology clinic. This experience has provided him inspiration and cultivated his skills in working with patients suffering from Alzheimer's disease. 

Andrew Baker 

University of Notre Dame

Co-President

Andrew Baker is a Sophomore at the University of Notre Dame majoring in Neuroscience and Behavior with a pre-medical concentration. Andrew chose his path of study in accordance with his strong interest in the brain, cognition, and degenerative disease. Having personally witnessed the impact of dementia on his grandfather, Andrew was inspired to get involved with the Brain Exercise Initiative. Now as Chapter Co-President at Notre Dame, Andrew hopes to improve the lives of those afflicted by dementia in the South Bend community. 

Maria Matuska

University of Notre Dame

Maria Matuska is a freshman at the University of Notre Dame studying Neuroscience and Behavior and History. She has held a passion for the sciences since she was young, but has recently developed an interest in neurodegenerative diseases and psychology. At Notre Dame, Maria also is the Music Director for the student radio station and works for the philosophy department.

Co-President

Cara Kingman

William Jewell College

Cara Kingman is a third-year undergraduate student at William Jewell College, majoring in Biochemistry with an emphasis in pre-medicine. From volunteering and working as a Life Engagement Coordinator at a memory care facility while in undergrad, she has become passionate about helping slow and improve the progression of memory loss diseases in those who are affected by such diseases. As Chapter President at William Jewell College, Cara hopes to make a bigger difference in the community by educating others about Alzheimer’s disease and by compassionately serving those who suffer from it.

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