Gabriel Reyes, from Albuquerque, New Mexico, is pursuing a PhD in Developmental and Psychological Sciences at Stanford Graduate School of Education. They earned a bachelor’s degree in cognitive neuroscience from Brown University, and a master’s degree in neuroscience and education from Columbia University. Gabriel aspires to investigate how poverty affects brain development, learning and memory and use neuroscience research to academically support students historically excluded from science. They have led several STEM diversity initiatives including co-creating the Neuroscience of Racism course at Brown and designing a summer science research program for high school students while at Columbia. Gabriel is also the founder of FLi Sci, an initiative to support first-generation and low-income students interested in pursuing careers in scientific research. Gabriel is a Gates Millennium Scholar, a QuestBridge Scholar, an Education Pioneers Fellow, and recipient of the Alfred H. Joslin award for outstanding seniors at Brown.