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- Securing former First Lady Laura W. Bush as a special guest speaker
- Growing to over 400 past and present members
- Raising over $300,000 in financial and in-kind gifts
- Hosting multiple lectures and social events
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Why did you choose to get involved with TAG?:
I read about TAG online after the Derby Party in a CultureMap article and I started to explore their website. I was so excited to see that a group like this even existed, let alone the fact that they were making such a difference through fundraising for a very important cause. It has been a lot of fun getting to network with such inspiring, like-minded young professionals. I am currently counting down the days until the next Derby fundraiser, especially since it happens to fall on my birthday this year on May 7th!
Tell us a little about your background.:
I am originally from Tampa, Florida and I graduated from Florida State University in May 2014 with a degree in Business Management and a minor in Psychology. I studied abroad to fulfill my minor in London during the summer of 2012 and became infatuated with the subject. We visited the founder of psychoanalysis, Sigmund Freud's home and the scientist, Charles Darwin's home as well - to say that summer changed my life is an understatement. After graduating college, I set a goal to read one book a month and they all happened to be about the subject of psychology and the study of the brain. I even read the founder and Chief Director of the Center for BrainHealth, Dr. Sandra Chapman's book, Make Your Brain Smarter. I am currently applying to the University of Texas at Dallas for the Applied Cognition and Neuroscience Master's Program starting in the fall to fulfill my desire to pursue higher education in the field.
What are some of your favorite things to do in Dallas?:
I have lived in Dallas for a little over a year and a half now and it amazes me how there is always something new to do in this city. A few of my favorite places to visit include Klyde Warren Park, Thanks-Giving Square and the Bishop Arts District. I consider myself to be quite the foodie so trying all of the trendy new restaurants in Dallas is one of my favorite past times.
What is your favorite part of TAG and why should young professionals get involved?:
TAG is full of passion for something we can all relate to - brain health! This cause is so prevalent in our society today and I am so proud to be a part of an organization that is leading the effort and taking charge in supporting the Center for BrainHealth. The research currently being supported by the funding from TAG affects us all in one way or another and hits close to home for many of the members including myself. We are so fortunate to have the Center for BrainHealth here in Dallas. Young professionals who are looking to be a part of the change they wish to see in this world should definitely join TAG!