Steve Rathje is a Ph.D. student in Psychology at Cambridge University, where he is studying as a Gates Cambridge Scholar. He recently graduated from Stanford University with a degree in Psychology and a minor in Symbolic Systems. At Stanford, he conducted research with Professor Alia Crum in the Mind & Body Lab.
He has written about psychology for publications such as the Guardian and Quartz. He is also a playwright and fiction writer, and his writing have been recognized by Artists Repertory Theatre's Oregon New Play Prize, the Eugene O'Neill Playwright's Conference, and Stanford's Bocock/Guerard Fiction Prize. His work has been published by Samuel French, Inc. and Dramatics Magazine. He founded a playwriting festival in Portland, Oregon, Proscenium Live, for which he was awarded an Ozy "Genius" Award and a Strauss Scholarship. He has been awarded Stanford's J.C. Sterling Award for academic achievement and the Louis and Valerie Freedman Studentship in Medical Sciences from Trinity College, Cambridge. You can follow him on Twitter at @steverathje2.