Gilbrea Student Group - Jonelle Ward

Published: Tuesday, August 18, 2020

Jonelle Ward has been appointed as the Gilbrea Student Group Chair for the 2020-2021 academic year.

Jonelle Ward is a PhD Candidate in Social Gerontology. Her research includes family caregiving and dementia, particularly the experiences of young adults caring for an older adult with Alzheimer’s Disease or a Related Dementia (ADRD). She is interested in young carers‘ perceptions about caregiving and how young carers maintain their own lives while in a caregiving role.

Jonelle's other research interests include: age-friendly communities, participatory-based research, issues in aging and diversity, the social welfare of older adults, psychosocial aspects of aging, personhood and dementia in marginalized older adults, and embodiment and aging.

Prior to her doctoral studies, Jonelle worked in the non-profit sector and developed funded projects to address disparities in ADRD and barriers faced by young carers in underserved communities.  

Please welcome Jonelle as the GSG Chair!