Craig Pearson attended Michigan State University as an Alumni Distinguished Scholar, majoring in neuroscience, biochemistry, and English. He is a Goldwater Scholar and Phi Beta Kappa member. Pearson's research focuses on targeted drug delivery to treat genetic blindness, and he also serves as undergraduate lab manager for the MSU Digital Humanities and Literary Cognition Lab. Pearson is the student managing editor for the ReCUR, research journal and recently founded Exceptions: The Art and Literary Journal for Students with Visual Disabilities. He will enter the doctoral programme in Clinical Neuroscience at Cambridge and pursue his passion to discover cures for blindness.