Emily Lindemer, Executive Chair
I am a third year PhD candidate in the Health Sciences and Technology program between MIT and Harvard Medical School. My technical training at MIT is in computer science, and my research focuses on the discovery of structural changes that occur in the human brain during aging and the development of Alzheimer’s disease. I specifically study changes to the brain’s white matter as it appears on MRI and the cerebrovascular system. I did my undergraduate education at McGill University in Montreal where I studied neuroscience and computer science. Prior to MIT, I worked for two years at the Boston VA Healthcare System doing research on structural brain changes in post-traumatic stress disorder and traumatic brain injury. I am extremely passionate about supporting women in STEM, and very excited to join the GWAMIT executive board this year! I also teach middle school and high school-aged girls how to code in the nationwide Girls Who Code program. When I am not at MIT, I spend my time doing yoga, drawing, reading, roadtripping and hiking around the US, and hanging out with my husband and our cat, Zoom.