Angela joined the Penn Memory Center in January 2014 as a community outreach volunteer and has been assisting Tigist Hailu. Angela is a student in the Penn Alumni Program and received her Bachelor’s degree in Biology and African Studies from the University of Pennsylvania in 2011. She currently works as a research specialist in Dr. Christopher Lengner’s laboratory in the School of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. She is interested in learning more about Alzheimer’s disease given its rising incidence in the aging population. Specifically, she is working to increase African American participation in the Center’s studies because of her dedication to the improvement of health outcomes for minorities. Angela’s interest in the health of minority communities stems from her college days, when she co-founded the Minority Association of Pre-Health Students (MAPS). In the near future, Angela hopes to attend medical school.