Kade Shippy is a research intern working with Dr. Dawn Mechanic-Hamilton. Originally from New Jersey, Shippy is currently an undergraduate at the University of Pennsylvania with an intended major in public health and a minor in healthcare management. She is particularly interested in how cognitive frailty is affected by exogenous factors, such as sleep and physical activity. On a broader scale, Kade is excited to further her understanding of the disproportionate impact of Alzheimer’s disease and cognitive decline on disadvantaged racial and ethnic minority populations. Upon graduation, she will attend medical school.