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Grace Huckins


I am a neuroscience PhD student at Stanford University, and I am also pursuing a minor in philosophy. I am fascinated by the ways in which science tries to understand and explain the world—and, in particular, the social implications of those processes. Currently, I am studying what happens when scientists bring together machine learning and brain scans in an attempt to uncover the biological roots of mental illness. Before coming to Stanford, I completed master's degrees in neuroscience and gender studies at Oxford, where I focused on the neuroscientific study of gender identity. In my writing, I want help marginalized groups engage with the scientific and technological endeavors that profoundly affect them but too rarely seek their input. I am absolutely thrilled to have the opportunity to work at WIRED this summer and to be a part of this year's AAAS MMF cohort.


Grace Huckins rests her head on her hand standing next to a canal.

Stanford University

Fellowship Sponsor: American Association for the Advancement of Science

Fellowship Host: WIRED