Dr. Sandra Witelson

Dr. Sandra Witelson was born and grew up in Montreal, Quebec. She remained in Montreal until she finished her PhD. Her father wanted to be a physicist, but due to practical concerns, he became an accountant instead. Hoping to avoid the same fate for his daughter, he encouraged young Sandra to “do well in school, to be a student.” Sandra’s mother instilled a strong respect for the importance of family in young Sandra.