Austin is a Yale College junior majoring in Neurobiology and Global Affairs. He has worked with the Yale Global Health Leadership Institute and the Undergraduate Public Health Coalition. On campus, he is the curator at TEDxYale and founder and editor of the Yale Global Health Review. Austin serves as the President of the Trumbull College Council and as a member of the Executive Committee. In summer 2013, he studied at Cambridge University as a recipient of the John Thouron Prize and wrote a thesis on strategy in public health.