Juliana Garcia, PhD, is a Senior Research Project Manager coordinating the Natives Engaged in Alzheimer’s Research (NEAR) project at IREACH. She has a PhD in Psychology and an MA in Social Sustainable Management. Dr. Garcia’s past research experience has examined social identity theory within University Students, substance use affects and perceptions by women and their counselors, public health issues and disparities experienced by minorities, and child welfare and resources within states. Outside of work, she loves spending time with her family and friends, traveling around the world, and outdoor activities.