Melissa Johnston Esparza joined the Penn Memory Center in 2018 as the clinical research coordinator for the REVEAL-SCAN study. As REVEAL-SCAN wraps up its final participants, Johnston Esparza serves as the coordinator for the AHEAD (A3-45) and TRC-PAD studies. Additionally, she is a member of the Penn program on Precision Medicine for the Brain (P3MB). Before starting at the PMC, Johnston Esparza worked at Rutgers University on several studies in the field of addiction while also serving as a volunteer coordinator. Johnston Esparza earned her bachelor’s degree in psychology with a minor in cognitive science from the University of Pennsylvania in 2015 with further graduate work in social work and higher education administration. Presently, she is studying to become a gerontologist.