Susan (SusanJ) learned of her APOE-ε4 heterozygote status in 2012 after a new doctor suggested she do genetic testing to better understand some health challenges. Her father had Alzheimer’s disease, and after having witnessed his devastating decline, she wants to do everything in her power to prevent others from experiencing that pain. After 30+ years working at the intersection of science and computer science, she gained strategic planning, supervisory, project management, community liaison, grant writing and budgeting skills. Now retired, she intends to mix her career skills with her lifelong interest in medicine to put medical research into an action. Given the pace of research and understanding the power of computers, she believes we can make a difference in THIS generation. When not deep in PubMed, Susan enjoys photography, painting, playing the piano, bass guitar and singing with the community choir, hiking with her husband and dogs, and learning about the history of the American West. She is currently the president of the local history museum.