Dear Alzheimer's Brain Box family,
When my grandmother was diagnosed with Alzheimer's, I knew that I wanted to become a neuroscientist to study Alzheimer's and other neurodegenerative diseases for which there are no cures. However, as a sixteen year old, I wanted a way to help the Alzheimer's community immediately. My plan: to create and sell products that ameliorate the lives of the Alzheimer's community in order to raise research funds. Since July, Alzheimer's Brain Box has helped sponsor the Alzheimer's Association's walk to end Alzheimer's, been featured by several news medias including the AARP, started creating custom coloring books based on photos of clients' lives, and above all, found it's new home: Northwestern University. At Northwestern, I will double major in Neuroscience and Latino Studies, as I am particularly interested in why my Latino community is disproportionately affected by Alzheimer's. Additionally, I will work towards an entrepreneurship certificate at Northwestern's Kellog School of Management. I chose Northwestern because of its vast research opportunities and Entrepreneurship resources. I truly believe that Northwestern is the best place to continue running Alzheimer's Brain Box, and I am very grateful for this opportunity. I would like to extend my gratitude to everyone who has supported me throughout this journey- especially to my teachers, family, and clients- I could not have done this without your support.
Victoria Da Conceicao
Founder and CEO
Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois.
My friend Vivian and I at Northwestern's admitted student day. We are both Neuroscience majors!