Year in program: 2020
UCLA Mentors: Dr. Alicia Izquierdo
Current Institution: Howard University
Andrew is a student researcher from a suburb outside of Detroit, Michigan, which has historically been home to many industries, social movements in response to social inequalities, and art. The brain, and understanding how basic processes lead to complex behaviors fascinates him. Andrew’s passion towards the intersection of social inequality, health outcomes, and environmental pollution has merged with his passions of understanding the brain’s function, and he now aims to participate in research on the impact of particulate matter on the development of diseases like Alzheimer’s.