“As a predoctoral fellow, the EBA Training Program provided a rigorous and collegial environment to grow as an independent researcher.  The highly collaborative program challenged me to move beyond my background in cognitive aging research and think using a trans-disciplinary perspective, incorporating advanced quantitative methods to answer cutting-edge conceptual questions.  Having additional mentors from outside of my home department and completing the program’s “360-degree” research project allowed me to work with and learn from collaborators with diverse perspectives and expertise, a crucial component of a successful academic career.  The rich training and research network provided by this program has opened numerous doors for my continued career development and led to my current position as a Postdoctoral Researcher at the University of Pittsburgh”