Alycia Mosley Austin holds a PhD in the Neurosciences from the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), and received an ScB in Neuroscience from Brown University. During her time at UCSD, Dr. Austin demonstrated a strong commitment to service and scientific outreach. She served as Graduate Student Representative to the Chancellor's Advisory Committee on the Status of Women, and to the Neurosciences Graduate Program Diversity Recruitment Committee. Dr. Austin is a former President of Graduate Women in Science and Engineering (GradWiSE), and was a Graduate Advocate for the Summer Training Academy for Research in the Sciences (STARS) Program. She has also taken advantage of opportunities to bring science to the local community by volunteering with the UCSD Neuroscience Outreach Program and Salk Mobile Science Lab. In the spring of 2010 Dr. Austin was inducted as an inaugural member of the UCSD chapter of the Edward Alexander Bouchet Graduate Honor Society, which "honors graduate students who exemplify a commitment to promoting diversity in doctoral education and supporting groups that are traditionally underrepresented in academia".