Dr. Laura-Joy Boulos is an R&D consultant in the digital industry at onepoint (Paris) and an associate professor at Saint-Jospeh University (Beirut). She has a double PhD in neuroscience from Unistra (France) and McGill (Canada). She has recently obtained the 2020 l’Oréal-UNESCO for women in science award. She published in several peer-reviewed journals and has cofounded with Alexande a mobile application called i-decide. She has also co-founded the NeuroSymposium in Canada, a platform that centralizes interdisciplinary and intersectoral work around the brain.
Dr. Alexandre Mendes is a data scientist in the digital industry at onepoint (Paris). He has a PhD in neuroscience from the Collège de France (France) and anneurocomputational diploma from the ISIR (Institut des Systèmes Intelligents et Robotiques) and the OIST (Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology). He published in several peer-reviewed journals and has cofounded with Laura-Joy a mobile application called “i-decide”.
Alexandra Badaoui is a cognitive neuroscientist and aspiring clinical psychologist with an MSc in Clinical Mental Health Sciences from the Division of Psychiatry at University College London. She was the founder and president of the Mental Health Awareness Club at the American University of Beirut, and the Beirut Peer Support Network which offers mental health support for those affected by the Beirut blast on August 4th. She has published in peer reviewed journals and is currently working in London at a private clinic.
Maria Nehme is a designer in Paris and Beirut. She has the elegance of the first and the banging of the second. She has experience both as an art director (Clap clap studio, Beirut; Rosapark, Paris) and a product designer (Supermood, Paris). She strongly believes that design and creative thinking can empower people and communities. It has empowered Sci-dip that’s for sure.