Spotlight: International Day for Women and Girls in Science

Q: What is your area of research?

A: Pregnancy and motherhood can have long-term effects on women’s physiology, health, and aging. I am interested in understanding how past motherhood experience affects the brain, cognitive decline, and risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease later on in life. 

Q: What inspired you to pursue a degree/career in science?

A: I love asking questions (why?, how?) and learning new things every day. 

Q: What advice would you give to girls and young women who want to pursue education/work in STEM?

A: Surround yourself of a good support system (family, friends and colleagues) and look for mentors that will support your career. In the end enjoy it and have fun. I am fortunate that my job is also my hobby!

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