My name is Angela Velázquez, a Junior double majoring in Molecular & Cellular Biology and Neuroscience and Cognitive Science with a minor in Spanish. I conduct Alzheimer’s Disease research in Dr. Robert Díaz Brinton’s Lab with her wonderful team of scientists and scholars. Dr. Brinton’s research focuses on ways to bridge preclinical and clinical research. There have been several projects I have helped out on; however, the project that I have focused on is weight change. We have come to find out that mice follow a similar weight trend as humans, suggesting that weight can be a non-invasive biomarker for AD. When I’m not nerding-out about our research, I enjoy listening to podcasts, doing nails, and watching movies with my family. As a first-generation college student, I take pride in the work I do and I am incredibly grateful for the opportunities and the support systems I have had.