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2023-2024 Student Association for Aging Studies officers announced

SAAS officers

Top, left to right: Cassidy Doyle and Tanjina Jalil; Bottom, left to right: Rio Tate, Neha Dewansingh, and Nicole Odom.

Congratulations to the 2023-2024 USF Student Association for Aging Studies (SAAS) officers! Keep reading to learn more about each of them.

President Cassidy Doyle: I am wrapping up my second year as a PhD student in aging studies. My research broadly focuses on modifiable factors related to optimal cognitive aging in later life. Aside from my studies, I enjoy coaching youth cheerleading teams in the Tampa Bay area, going on walks, listening to podcasts, and spending time with my two rescue cats Tuck and Annie.

Vice President Tanjina Jalil: My name is Tanjina, and I am in the second semester of my master's degree in gerontology. I am a USF undergrad alum – go Bulls! I am still heavily involved in several organizations on campus that I hope SAAS will be able to collaborate with in the near future. Outside of my work in gerontology, I enjoy fitness, cooking, and am a proud cat mom. 

Treasurer Rio Tate: I am a third-year PhD student in the School of Aging Studies' PhD program. Broadly, my research interests are minority aging and cognitive aging. Currently, I am examining the effectiveness of physical activity on the preservation of memory in African-American older adults.

Secretary Neha Dewansingh: Hello, my name is Neha Dewansingh! I am a first-year biomedical sciences and psychology major. I am excited to be part of the SAAS team and to have the opportunity to teach others on the aging community!

Student Liaison Nicole Odom: Hi! My name is Nicole Odom. I am currently an undergrad student majoring in health sciences with a concentration in aging health studies. In my free time, I enjoy crocheting and spending time with friends and family! I am excited to serve on the e-board as student liaison.

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