Wheeler High Alumni Grace Tiao Named 2009 Rhodes Scholar

Grace Tiao, 23, a graduate of the Wheeler High School Center for Advanced Studies in Science, Mathematics, and Technology, was named one of 32 Rhodes Scholars. Ms. Tiao will receive a scholarship to study math and statistics at the University of Oxford in England. According to her bio, Ms. Tiao graduated summa cum laude from Harvard College in 2008 with concentrations in English and American literature and language, and history and science. An environmental scientist, she was manager of a 2008-2009 expedition on ecosystem biodiversity in Antarctica, working with a New Zealand university. Grace also was features editor for The Harvard Advocate, Harvard’s literary magazine, an editor and a staff writer for the Harvard Science Review, and is first violin in the Harvard Baroque Chamber orchestra. She has also interned for The Paris Review.

More information about Ms. Tiao’s Rhodes Scholarship is available in coverage from the Atlanta-Journal Constitution.

More information about the Wheeler High School Center for Advanced Studies in Science, Mathematics, and Technology is available on the District Web site.