Grace was raised in the Chicago suburbs with a love for food, books, and exploring. After high school, she moved to California to attend Stanford University, where she developed a deep interest in studying computers and the human mind. She chose to major in Symbolic Systems (an interdisciplinary program focused on computer science and neuroscience) and minor 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-ride scholarship). In addition to her studies, she is grateful for opportunities to continue pursuing computational neuroscience research and health equity work, and for the life-giving relationships that she has found in Philadelphia.
Grace 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 also tutored high school students in calculus, chemistry, and history, and coached pre-medical students through the medical school application process. She enjoys working with students studying biology, chemistry, and computer science, 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 video calling her friends and family!