Aura De Mare

GBHI Program Coordinator

Aura coordinates the Pilot Awards program within the Global Brain Health Institute (GBHI). She also works closely with the International Research Manager to support regional impact efforts, with a particular focus on subawards, contracts and vendor payments.
Before joining GBHI, Aura worked as a Care Manager Associate, directly supporting home-bound geriatric clients, many of whom suffer from dementia. She also taught Pilates, where she focused on healing through injury, illness, and chronic conditions. Aura earned a bachelor's degree in biology from UC Santa Cruz, which included a study abroad program in Costa Rica. She then earned a master of science degree in biology, where she was awarded a fellowship for 2 years, partnering with science teachers in the San Francisco Unified School District to enhance science education tools and resources. She remains passionate about health, education, and community building on an international scale.