About the podcast guest
Jessica Song, is a 16-year-old neuroscience enthusiast and researcher at UBC. She is on a mission to revolutionize Alzheimer's treatment.
In this episode Jessica talks to us about building projects at a young age, the value of networking, and her aspirations for the future.
Some Questions We Ask
- What got you interested in neuroscience and human longevity? Can you explain what this is for people who have never heard of it?
- You're now looking into Alzheimer's and trying to come up with a novel approach to treatment, so can you tell us about the status quo of the treatment right now and some of the flaws there, and then what you're doing in the field?
- What is one of your biggest failures? How did it affect you and how did you learn from it?
- Tell us about being a Student Researcher at the UBC Department of Psychology? What would you tell young students to do in order to get into a similar position?
- What are your goals for the next year? Do you have any frameworks in place while making goals? How do you go about achieving those goals?
I am really into neuroscience and especially neurodegenerative diseases because that has impacted my family quite a bit, and I don’t want that to be me so I would say that my goal in life is to be able to create some form of positive impact in treating neurodegenerative diseases, especially Alzheimer's disease. So, right now the work I am doing is either expanding my width of knowledge or increasing its depth.
Time blocking on google calendar, maintain this if it makes a difference in your life
Find a quote or a mindset that really resonates with you, and stick it on your wall (visual reminders = impact)
Go hug a parent, sibling, or friend