Early in Shantell’s career she worked as a research scientist in different areas of basic and clinical research. This includes research on Parkinson’s disease, brain cancer, neuropharmacology, antimicrobial resistance and adolescent health. She did her undergraduate studies at UC Berkeley and her graduate studies at UC Irvine. She will graduate with her PhD in Epidemiology in 2019. Shantell is most passionate about community outreach and bringing health education and medical resources to underserved populations. She’s volunteered with numerous non-profit organizations, hosting and planning public health workshops and campaigns. Her interest in brain health and the aging population stems from her personal relationships with cancer survivors who experience long-term memory impairments. In fact, her doctoral dissertation looks at the relationship between cancer and Alzheimer’s dementia in adults aged 90 years and over. Shantell is enthusiastic and humbled to be a part of the Cogniciti team and hopes her position will help make a difference in the lives of older adults with memory concerns. She believes, Cogniciti’s approach to brain health and engaging with seniors through brain heath workshops is going to challenge the current limitations on clinical research for Alzheimer’s and dementia and contribute to advancements in early detection and treatment.