Benjamin Bear joined the Penn Memory Center as a research coordinator in 2017. He is currently doing qualitative data collection and analysis for the SOKRATES II study, working with Kristin Harkins, MPH, to understand why individuals decide to share or not share their APOE genotype, a gene used to predicted risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease. In addition, he manages the Penn Memory Center’s Brain Health Research Registry and coordinates My Typical Day, a photography project that allows older adults living with mild cognitive impairment to document their lives as a means of increasing public awareness about cognitive impairment. Benjamin earned his B.A. in Anthropology from St. Mary’s College of Maryland in 2014, and his Master’s degree in social work from the University of Maryland, Baltimore in 2017.