Care and Support Fellow
Tina, class of 2023, is from Powell, OH, and majoring in biology: microbiology and minoring in anthropology: global health and environment and chemistry in the College of Arts & Sciences. Tina’s passion for working with people living with neurological disease emerged from witnessing her grandfather deteriorate after suffering from a stroke. She is a violinist, and one of the most transformative experiences that sparked her passion for working with people living with Alzheimer’s disease was performing at the Memory Care Facility in her hometown. She witnessed how music was able to connect to certain memories of the residents. Since her arrival at WashU, she was a student in the “When I’m Sixty-Four” course, where she met Dr. Brian Carpenter and joined his research lab that engages with older adults. Tina is a Care and Support fellow, supervised by Sarah Lovegreen and Edd Lowe (diversity, equity, and inclusion).