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BUILD GMs of the Month: January 2019

Published January 16, 2019

Each month we'll highlight a couple of the BUILD Graduate Mentors so that you can get to know them better.

Dhara Patel

Dhara Patel, BUILD Graduate Mentor

Master's Program: Computer Science

Hometown: India

Research Interests: Data Science

Personal Interests: Reading, gardening, crafting, cooking, and traveling

Quotes to Live By: “Life’s battles don’t always go to the faster or stronger man. But sooner or later the man who wins is the man who thinks he can.”– Vince Lombardi

“Tough time doesn’t last, but tough people do.” – Robert H. Schuller

Amber Normann

Amber Normann, BUILD Graduate Mentor

Master's Program: Kinesiology, option in Exercise Science

Hometown: Castro Valley, Calif.

Research Interests: Influence of physiology and exercise in Parkinson's, Alzheimer's, geriatric and cancer populations. Currently, my thesis focuses on the application of bright light therapy and bouts of aerobic exercise in older adults (55+), specifically investigating the effects on serum brain-derived neurotrophic factor.

Personal Interests: Learning/trying new things, running, dance, hiking, and cooking

Quote to Live By: “The fastest way to change the way you feel is to change the way you move.” – Annonymous