Alex Tartt is a 2nd year Stanford medical student working in the lab of Dr. Karen Parker where she investigates mechanisms that underlie social deficits in monkeys and humans with disorders of low-sociality (e.g. autism and frontotemporal dementia). Alex graduated from New York University in 2017 with a Bachelors of Science in Global Public Health. After graduation, she worked at the New York State Psychiatric Institute/Columbia University Medical Center examining neural stem cells in the postmortem human brain. Her academic and clinical interests while in medical school include neurology/neuroscience, curriculum development, and addressing health inequities through advocacy, physician education and community partnerships. Additionally, Alex recently served as the co-president of Stanford’s chapter of SNMA, which fosters the social and professional development of Black medical students on campus. In her free time, Alex loves to try new restaurants, listen to music and watch sports.