Gabriella Dong

Gabriella Dong is a senior at Princeton High School. She originally is from Chicago and moved to Princeton for her sophomore year. She has spent the last three years working at the Institute for Health, Policy and Aging Research at Rutgers University. There, she conducted extensive research to understand underpinnings of cognition, cognitive function, life trauma and resilience within the context of a large population-based longitudinal study of Chinese older adults. This work has culminated in a first author published manuscript, seven published peer-reviewed abstracts which were presented at the 2019 and 2020 national Gerontological Society of America (GSA) annual scientific meeting, as well as another first-author manuscript in progress. Outside of this research, Gabriella has a strong passion to learn, understand, and teach others about current news surrounding social inequalities among minority groups around the world. Gabriella also enjoys spending her time with her three younger siblings and at rowing practice.