Grace was raised in the Chicago area with a love for food, books, and exploring – exploring new places (and of course, the food), academic questions, and the stories of the people she meets along the way. She completed her undergraduate studies at Stanford University, where she majored in Symbolic Systems (an interdisciplinary program where she focused on computer science and neuroscience) and minored in Biology, graduating with distinction and Phi Beta Kappa. She is now a medical student at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, where she is a Gamble Scholar (a recipient of a full-tuition scholarship). She is also concurrently pursuing a Master of Science in Health Policy Research.
Her academic interests span computational neuroscience research and health policy work (particularly around health care affordability and health equity). She also has long held an interest in education. Through her involvement in the Society of Women Engineers and Barrio Assistance at Stanford, Grace developed STEM outreach programming and curricula for students from under-resourced elementary, middle, and high schools. She enjoys working with students studying biology, chemistry, computer science, and health policy, as well as students preparing for the MCAT and medical school applications.
In her spare time, Grace enjoys cooking new recipes, improvising on the piano, and catching up with her friends and family!