Amber Young is the lead life science researcher in Ecotek Lab. She started in the Ecotek Lab Program while in the 5th grade. Her career goal is to use her understanding and skills in biochemistry to develop a cure for Alzheimer’s Disease. Amber has worked on STEM projects with senior staff at the Henry Ford Medical Center, Trinity Health, Asterand Biosciences, Walter Reed Medical Center and the John Hopkins University Medical Center. She has shared her experiences in science innovation with people around the world from meeting with world leaders at the United Nations Headquarters regarding ways to improve access to healthcare for developing countries to working with youth in Cape Town, South Africa to develop ways to combat climate change.
Amber is the founder of Brain Trust, a not-for-profit research think tank involved in helping gather and analyze best practices related to treating a range of neurological disorders. While in the 10th grade she was selected as the #1 intern in the Brain Science Program at John Hopkins University. Amber attends Cranbrook Kingswood Upper School. Upon graduation from high school she will attend the University of Maryland-Baltimore County as a Meyerhoff Scholar to pursue a MD/PHD degree.