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Allie earned her Bachelors of Science degrees in Biology and Psychology from Virginia Tech in 2017. She then moved to Cincinnati, Ohio to begin her graduate work. Currently a Ph.D. candidate in Neuroscience at the University of Cincinnati, her research focuses on the protein DEK as a novel player in Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. Apart from her research, Allie is a part of the Ohio Science Policy Consortium and the UC Science Policy Group to adovcate for evidence-based change at the local level. Allie has earned numerous awards in her time at the University of Cincinnati, including the Gridley McKim-Smith Women’s Health Fellowship Award from the Foundation for Women’s Wellness, a STEM scholarship from the Greater Cincinnati Association for Women in Science, and Excellent Graduate Mentorship in Undergraduate Research from the University of Cincinnati Division of Experience-Based Learning & Career Education. Allie is also active in her community as a volunteer with the National Alliance on Mental Illness to educate others and spread awareness of mental health conditions. Her hobbies include playing tennis and volleyball, watching comedies, and spending time with her husband and two cats.
Spencer graduated from Virginia Tech with a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science. He is currently an Environmental Scientist at Eastern Research Group, Inc. Spencer's work primarily focuses on regulatory compliance and development engaging the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), as well as engineering modeling and analysis. He is passionate about green infrastructure and combatting climate change.