Autumn Greco is a teen scientist, model, blogger, and writer. Autumn has always had a passion for science and its limitless possibilities for discovery. Autumn was awarded a research stipend from the National Cancer Institute to research chemotherapeutic resistance in acute myeloid leukemia ( blood cancer ). She was also awarded a L'Oreal research sponsorship to pursue biochemistry research with a L'Oreal For Women in Science fellow. Currently, Autumn is researching retina diseases in New York City.
Autumn began her modeling career at age nine when she signed with Wilhelmina Models. Since the age of nine, Autumn has appeared in over sixty print advertisements and national/international television commercials for brands including Microsoft, Claire's, Bloomingdale's, and Nutella. Autumn developed her passion for fashion while spending time with stylists on set.
Autumn Greco founded her blog, scistrut.com, in 2014 after being selected by Teen Vogue to attend the L'Oreal For Women in Science Ceremony. Scistrut.com combines fashion and science while encouraging girls across the world to explore STEM opportunities. Writing for her own blog has enabled her to write for other publications including Joie De Vive Magazine, a beauty, fashion, and lifestyle digital publication. Autumn is currently expanding to other publications. Autumn aspires to become an oncologist.
You can understand why we wanted to feature Autumn this week isn't she so incredible!? At such a young age she is doing so much. We are inspired by young women who are making things happen in all facets of the world. Thank you Autumn for being our Muse of the Week. Learn even more about Autumn below in Stacy Igel's BTS Q&A interview:
1. Are you a Subway or Car (via, uber, lyft) girl?
Since I live in another borough the express bus is most convenient for me.
2. Favorite spot to be creative?
I get a lot of my creative ideas while walking in Manhattan. I am so inspired by the hustle and bustle of the city. If I think of an exciting idea for my blog or something I want to learn more about, I jot it down in my notes section and review when I get home.
3. Causes you advocate for?
As a "girls in STEM" advocate, I am determined to encourage more girls to explore science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. My goal is to reduce gender barriers in education. Girls education is not only a priority for UNICEF's sustainability goals, but extremely important for advancing society. I have been recently selected as a Girl Rising regional ambassador and I will begin to write blog posts about girls education in developing nations. In addition to those causes, I am an active supporter of The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. I serve as the Co-Marketing Chair for the young professionals committee and I help organize fundraising events for the organization. We are having our annual Black Tie Black Jack Gala in February and I would love to see you there!
4. Favorite quote?
"I am just a girl who wishes for the world."- Marilyn Monroe
5. Tell us about your last moment you shared with someone?
I received my acceptance to Stanford University on Friday and it marked the most special moment in my life. I was with my mom when I read my letter and the moment was full of screaming and crying tears of joy.
All photos by Spencer Kohn