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Daphne Vega 2021
Daphne Vega 2021

Daphne was accepted to the ADAR Program in 2021. Daphne is working in the lab of Dr. Amy Jak at UCSD researching Neuropsychology, Aging, Cognitive Decline, TBI, and PTSD. Daphne will graduate from SDSU in 2024.

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Isabella Davis 2021
Isabella Davis 2021

Isabella was accepted into the ADAR Program in 2021. She is working in the lab of Dr. Lisa Eyler at UCSD researching Bipolar Disorder, Schizophrenia, Aging and Cognition. Bella will graduate from SDSU in 2024.

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Alin Alshaheri 2021
Alin Alshaheri 2021

Alin was accepted into the ADAR Program in 2021 and is working in the laboratory of Dr. Lisa Delano-Wood at UCSD's Department of Veteran Affairs Office researching how traumatic brain injury affects cognitive decline in older veterans and the significant correlation with cognitive impairment. Alin is expected to graduate from SDSU in 2024.

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Roberto Villagomez (Cohort 8)
Roberto Villagomez (Cohort 8)

Roberto joined the ADAR Program in 2021. Roberto is mentored by Dr. Hector Gonzalez at the Study of Latinos-Investigations of Neurocognitive Aging Lab (SOL-INCA) at UCSD. Roberto is expected to graduate in 2024.

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Rachel Membreno (Cohort 8)
Rachel Membreno (Cohort 8)

Rachel joined the ADAR Program in 2021. Rachel is mentored by Dr. Katherine Bangen at UCSD, and is expected to graduate in 2024.

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Jaden DeAnda (Cohort 7)
Jaden DeAnda (Cohort 7)

Jennifer joined the ADAR Program in 2020 and is mentored by Drs. Carol Franz and William Kremen at UCSD. Jaden is conducting research at the Vietnam Era Twin Study of Aging (VETSA) lab, and is expected to graduate with a BS from SDSU in 2023.

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Teresa Warren (Cohort 6)
Teresa Warren (Cohort 6)

Teresa joined the ADAR Program in 2019. She is currently working in the lab of Dr. Carol Franz at UCSD. She is expected to graduate with her BA in 2022.

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Pearl Cummins (Cohort 5)
Pearl Cummins (Cohort 5)

Pearl entered the ADAR Program in 2018. She was mentored by Dr. Mark Bondi at UCSD researching Pupillary Responses as a Risk and Staging Biomarker of Preclinical Alzheimer's Disease. Pearl graduated from SDSU & the ADAR Program in 2021. She is currently a graduate student at the University of Utah.

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Alan De La Cruz (Cohort 5)
Alan De La Cruz (Cohort 5)

Alan entered into the ADAR Program in 2018. He worked under the mentorship of Dr. Lisa Eyler at UCSD researching Dynamic Inflammatory and Mood Predictors of Cognitive Aging in Bipolar Disorder. Alan graduated with his B.A. from SDSU and the ADAR Program in 2021, and is currently a graduate student at SDSU.

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Danielle Sanchez (Cohort 5)
Danielle Sanchez (Cohort 5)

Danielle was accepted into the ADAR Program in 2018. Danielle was mentored by Dr. Katie Bangen at UCSD researching Neuroimaging and Vascular Correlates of Mild Cognitive Impairment Subtypes. Danielle graduated from SDSU & the ADAR Program in 2021, and is currently attending a PhD program at UC Riverside.

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Daniela Ayala (Cohort 4)
Daniela Ayala (Cohort 4)

Daniela joined the ADAR Program in 2017. She conducted research at the lab of Dr. Mark Bondi at UCSD. Daniela graduated from SDSU and the ADAR Program in 2020. She is currently attending a Ph.D. program at Texas A&M.

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Hector Gonzalez (Cohort 4)
Hector Gonzalez (Cohort 4)

Hector joined the ADAR Program in 2017. He conducted research in the lab of Dr. David Salmon at UCSD. Hector graduated from the ADAR Program with his BA from SDSU in 2020. He is currently attending a Ph.D. program at Utah State University.

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Vanessa Serrano (Cohort 4)
Vanessa Serrano (Cohort 4)

Vanessa joined the ADAR Program in 2017. She worked in the laboratory of Dr. Robert Heaton at UCSD. Vanessa graduated from the ADAR Program with her BS from SDSU in 2020. She is currently attending the SDSU/UCSD Joint Doctoral Program.

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Riki Slayday (Cohort 4)
Riki Slayday (Cohort 4)

Riki joined the ADAR program in 2017. She conduced research in the lab of Dr. Carol Franz at UCSD. Riki graduated with her BA from SDSU and the ADAR program in 2020. She is attending a Ph.D. program at Pennsylvania State University.

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Gabby Decastro (Cohort 3)
Gabby Decastro (Cohort 3)

Gabby joined the program in 2016. She was mentored by Dr. Mausbach at UCSD. Gabby graduated from SDSU and the ADAR Program in 2019. She is currently attending a PhD program in Health Psychology at the University of Ohio.

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Jeremy Delgadillo (Cohort 3)
Jeremy Delgadillo (Cohort 3)

Jeremy joined the ADAR Program in 2016 and worked in the lab of Dr. Raeanne Moore at UCSD. He graduated with his B.A. from in 2019 and is currently attending a PhD program at the University of Alabama, Birmingham.

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Asad Beck (Cohort 2)
Asad Beck (Cohort 2)

Asad joined the program in 2015. He was mentored by Dr. William Kremen at UCSD. Asad graduated from SDSU and the ADAR Program in 2018 and is a graduate student at the University of Washington's Graduate Program in Neuroscience.

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My Tran (Cohort 2)
My Tran (Cohort 2)

My joined the program in 2015. She was mentored by Dr. Lisa Delano-Wood at UCSD and Dr. Kim Finley at SDSU. My graduated from the ADAR Program in 2018.

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Jennifer Villa (Cohort 2)
Jennifer Villa (Cohort 2)

Jennifer joined the program in 2015. She was mentored by Dr. Colin Depp at UCSD. Jennifer graduated from SDSU and the ADAR Program in 2018. She is a graduate student in clinical psychology at the University of Montana.

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Ilse Flores (Cohort 1)
Ilse Flores (Cohort 1)

Ilse joined the program in 2014. She was mentored by Dr. Robert Heaton at UCSD. She graduated from SDSU and the ADAR Program in 2017. She is a graduate student at USC.

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Sarah Gough (Cohort 1)
Sarah Gough (Cohort 1)

Sarah joined the program in 2014. She was mentored by Dr. Lisa Eyler at UCSD. She graduated from SDSU and the ADAR Program in 2017, and is a graduate student at the University of Florida.

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Neco Johnson (Cohort 1)
Neco Johnson (Cohort 1)

Neco became an ADAR scholar in 2014. He conducted research in the lab of Dr. Robert Heaton on racial health disparities in minority populations. In 2017 Neco graduated from SDSU and the ADAR Program. He is a graduate student attending the Clinical PhD program at the University of Washington in St. Louis.

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Lyzette Locano (Cohort 1)
Lyzette Locano (Cohort 1)

Lyzette joined the program in 2014. She was mentored by Dr. Lisa Delano-Wood at UCSD. She graduated from SDSU and the ADAR Program in 2017.

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Emily Van Etten (Cohort 1)
Emily Van Etten (Cohort 1)

Emily was accepted to the ADAR Program in 2014. She conducted research at the Center for Healthy Aging and Neurodegenerative Disease Research under the direction of Dr. Paul Gilbert. Emily graduated from SDSU and the ADAR Program in 2017. She is a PhD student in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis in Neuropsychology at Arizona State University.

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