How did you first get involved in web3?
In college, a friend introduced me to blockchain technology and smart contracts. After learning more about use cases for blockchain in healthcare and scientific research, I began to seek out communities and individuals at the forefront of decentralized science. VitaDAO, a community-owned collective funding early-stage longevity research, stood out. In December 2021, I connected with Niklas Rindtorff on Twitter and became a VitaDAO contributor shortly after!
What attracted you to VitaDAO?
After taking a course on the biology of aging in college, I fell down the longevity rabbit hole. I found that VitaDAO combined two of my side interests: research of lifespan expansion and the intersection of web3 and science.
Additionally, I was attracted to the community at VitaDAO. VitaDAO is comprised of a unique group of international researchers, longevity enthusiasts, and entrepreneurs. I appreciate that individuals involved in VitaDAO openly embrace change.
What is your role within VitaDAO?
I am a Communication and Awareness Working Group contributor. Since December 2021, I have helped author VitaDAO’s monthly newsletter. More recently, I have also taken on the role of providing weekly updates in VitaDAO’s Discord. I see myself as a newswoman, of sorts, as I help disseminate community announcements and recap past events.
What has surprised you most about VitaDAO?
The speed. VitaDAO’s framework eliminates the traditional timeline associated with biotech funding. It has been amazing to see what can be accomplished and how quickly new ideas can be implemented when such highly motivated individuals are focused on a central goal.