International

Retage Al Bader

Dalhousie University

Retage is a senior Medical Sciences student at Dalhousie University in Nova Scotia, Canada. She has cultivated an interest in neuroscience as it relates to neurodegenerative diseases and dementia through academia and volunteerism, particularly with senior populations. She is devoted to student-led initiatives and community service efforts that support the local community and public health. 

Lauren Good

University of Toronto

Co-President

Lauren is going into her senior year as an undergraduate student majoring in Cell & Molecular biology and Human Biology with a focus in Health & Disease. Through her studies, Lauren has gained an interest in the pathologies of neurodegenerative diseases and has partaken in studies on the genetic and biochemical factors of such diseases in laboratories at the University of Toronto. Lauren has also worked as a caregiver in retirement homes for 5 years and is passionate about improving the quality of life for those suffering from Alzheimer’s diseases.

Roxanne Choy

University of Toronto

Co-President

Roxanne is a recent graduate of the University of Toronto, St. George. She completed a double major in Neuroscience and Psychology. For the past three years, her main research has focused on the neurobiology of addiction, specifically focusing on cellular and molecular changes that occur in the VTA during opiate dependence. She has also dabbled in research involving stress and healthy aging, computational cognitive neuroscience, and deep brain stimulation therapies in humans. Roxanne is passionate about supporting her community and volunteers with various youth-led organizations. She is excited to give back to folks living with Alzheimer's who would particularly benefit from the Brain Exercise Initiative.

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