Kritika became a part of the Heinz C. Prechter Bipolar Research Program team on September 14, 2015. She has recently completed her Master’s from the University of Michigan – School of Information with a specialization in Information Analysis and Retrieval and was a former Software Engineer. She is responsible for managing the data of the Longitudinal Study of Bipolar Disorder of more than 1200 participants, which entails organizing collaborative studies and facilitating data sharing within and outside of the University. Kritika will be assisting with the management of the database system associated with the bipolar team. She will be closely working with the team to gather and understand the team’s data needs and requirements with a goal to enhance the current data storage and streamline it for efficient access and retrieval of information.