Alix Generous

Alix Generous's childhood was hindered with undiagnosed Autism until she learned to harness her gifts. Now at 23, she has already achieved things most people can only dream to do in their lives: speak at the United Nations, make a significant contribution to science, give three TED talks (most recently at TEDWomen 2015), and travel the world.

In 2012, Alix travelled to Bali, Indonesia to study coral reefs where she discovered that bacteria deficiencies contributed to coral reef deaths. After writing and submitting a research paper on these findings to the SustainUs Citizen Science Research Competition, she won 1st place and presented her findings at the United Nations Convention of Biological Diversity. She has over 3 years of experience working in neuroscience research at the Tufts University School of Medicine and the Medical University of South Carolina.

In 2013, she co-founded the social impact and technology company Podium (Formerly AutismSees) and developed their first product "Podium," an iOS Application that teaches vocational and presentation skills to autistic youth.

In 2015, Her passion for working with youth led her to create the peer mentorship program with Podium and the Massachusetts General Hospital’s Aspire Program.

Alix is an advocate for the advancement of girls and young women in the sciences through education. When she is not traveling for speeches or working on her book, she tutors youth with special needs and abilities to improve their potential.

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