Annika Traa is a PhD student in Neuroscience at McGill University and a member of the Van Raamsdonk lab at the McGill University Health Center. Her research focuses on the biology of aging and neurodegeneration. Specifically, she investigates the involvement of mitochondria in the aging process and in age-related diseases such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease. Since beginning her path to scientific research Annika has been involved in several science outreach projects and recognizes the importance in forging connections between communities and scientists. Annika is excited to join NeuroLingo in their initiative to disseminate exciting new findings to audiences of all backgrounds.