Elena Herrero is a Research Assistant for the DETERMIND project. She graduated from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst with a BSc (Hons) in Psychology, Neuroscience focus. She spent two years working as a Research Coordinator in the Alzheimer’s research department for the largest health system in New York state, Northwell Health. There she headed a cognitive assessment NIHR funded study and worked on multiple clinical trials. Her background is in neurocognitive assessment, and she has valuable experience with individuals with Mild Cognitive Impairment and Alzheimer’s Disease, as well as carers. Her research interests are in increasing quality of life while building cognitive resilience in people with neurodegenerative disorders.