The ISTAART Ambassador Program (previously known as the ISTAART Student Volunteer Program at AAIC) provides early career researchers with year-round professional development and networking opportunities. Using virtual, regional, and professional networks, Ambassadors amplify the impact and awareness of ISTAART activities both year-round and at major scientific meetings such as the Alzheimer's Association International Conference® (AAIC®). Through this program, Ambassadors gain exclusive access to the Association's suite of scientific conferences and receive personalized mentoring and career-development training, to ensure they are equipped with the skills and knowledge to advance in this field. Upon completion of the program, Ambassadors join a dynamic network of volunteer alumni for continued collaborations and mutual support. 

Kickstart your career and grow your network as an ISTAART Ambassador! 

To apply, an online application and faculty recommendation must be submitted. Applications will close on March 8th, 2024. Begin your application here


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"Being an ISTAART Ambassador has given me experiences and opportunities that I used to dream of. I've met some fantastic scientists in the field, achieved a lot of 'firsts' - first international conference, first time in the US, first poster, first time moderating a session... and uncovered new skills - all thanks to ISTAART and the Alzheimer's Association. Best part of my PhD to date!"


– Jodi Barnard, ISTAART Ambassador 2022 Cohort


2023 ISTAART Ambassador Cohort


This year's ISTAART Ambassadors represent 14 countries.

Amira Affaneh
Amira Affaneh

United States

Graduate Student

Bonnie Lee
Bonnie Lee

Canada

Graduate Student

Carlos Manuel Soto Faguas
Carlos Manuel Soto Faguas

United States

Postdoctoral Scholar

Cynthia Tangban
Cynthia Tangban

Nigeria

Graduate Student

Daniela Gaspar Santos
Daniela Gaspar Santos

France

Graduate Student

Derick Mwangi
Derick Mwangi

Kenya

Undergraduate Student

Duncan Nowling
Duncan Nowling

United States

Graduate Student

Eman Shatnawi
Eman Shatnawi

Australia

Graduate Student

Eyitomilayo Babatope
Eyitomilayo Babatope

Mexico

Graduate Student

Fengpei Yuan
Fengpei Yuan

United States

Graduate Student

Giovanna Carello-Collar
Giovanna Carello-Collar

Brazil

Graduate Student

João Victor Rocha
João Victor Rocha

Brazil

Post-baccalaureate

Lesley Guarena
Lesley Guarena

United States

Graduate Student

Lucy Core
Lucy Core

United Kingdom

Graduate Student

Ludmila Kucikova
Ludmila Kucikova

United Kingdom

Graduate Student

María Celeste López Moreno
María Celeste López Moreno

Argentina

Post-baccalaureate

Mica Clarke
Mica Clarke

United Kingdom

Graduate Student

Obong Enobong
Obong Enobong

Nigeria

Graduate Student

Olayemi Aro
Olayemi Aro

Nigeria

Graduate Student

Paige Logan
Paige Logan

United States

Postgraduate

Prithvi Arunachalam
Prithvi Arunachalam

Sweden

Graduate Student

Rajitha Narayanasamy
Rajitha Narayanasamy

India

Postgraduate

Rashi Kumar
Rashi Kumar

India

Postgraduate

Roy McReynolds III
Roy McReynolds III

United States

Graduate Student

Samantha Chaney
Samantha Chaney

United States

Graduate Student

Sara Zsadanyi
Sara Zsadanyi

Spain

Graduate Student

Shirine Moukaled
Shirine Moukaled

United States

Graduate Student

Shloka Santosh Dhareshwar
Shloka Santosh Dhareshwar

Australia

Undergradaute

Uzochukwu Imo
Uzochukwu Imo

Nigeria

Undergradaute

Yara Yakoub
Yara Yakoub

Canada

Graduate Student

Zara Page
Zara Page

Australia

Graduate Student


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Questions about ISTAART?  Email ISTAART@alz.org