Grace is in her sophomore year at the University of Pennsylvania, pursuing a major in Cognitive Science with a concentration in Neuroscience. She attended high school in Middlebury, Vermont where she graduated in 2019 in the top 1% of her class. Her passion for learning about the brain was solidified in high school through participating in the Neuroscience Club, competing annually in the Vermont Brain Bee and completing an internship at the Max Planck Institute for Brain Research in Frankfurt, Germany in her junior year. In addition to her love of learning, Grace is also passionate about leadership and community service. She coached Special Olympics nordic skiing throughout middle and high school. At the University of Pennsylvania, she is a leader with PennQuest, a pre-orientation program for incoming freshmen, centered on a backpacking and hiking trip on the Appalachian Trail. She has been a member of the Penn Club Field Hockey team since her freshman year. Grace values balance with her academics and achieves this by making time for artwork, cooking and baking, piano, and yoga. In the fall of 2020, Grace took a gap semester and spent it working with children at Trailside Discovery Camp (TDC), an outdoor environmental education program, in Anchorage, Alaska. She had the opportunity to write her own curriculum, lead outdoor programming and work with various age groups. Working at TDC fostered her enthusiasm for teaching kids and piquing her own intellectual curiosity. Grace is excited to support and motivate young students and share her passions for neuroscience and learning at Curious Cardinals.

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