Meghan McCarthy is a communications intern at the Penn Memory Center. She has collaborated on neurodegenerative disease research at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, lung cancer research at Massachusetts General Hospital, and global health initiatives. McCarthy is a recent graduate from Villanova, where she studied psychology and biomedical ethics as a pre-med student. Having a close family member with dementia, McCarthy is passionate about sharing authentic stories and lived experiences of those living with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias (ADRDs). She is most interested in health equity, medical art, and aspires to be a pediatric neurologist.