Mohamed A. Hussein is a Marketing PhD candidate at Stanford’s Graduate School of Business. Advised by Zak Tormala and Christian Wheeler, his dissertation explores the construct of receptiveness. Specifically, he explores barriers that prevent people from engaging with others they disagree with and ways to encourage people to consider ideas they oppose. At Stanford, Mohamed is a member of the inaugural cohort of the Knight-Hennessy Scholarship. He was also awarded the Diversifying Academia Recruiting Excellence (DARE) Fellowship. Before Stanford, Mohamed worked in economic consulting at Analysis Group and received a bachelor’s in economics from Middlebury College. In his spare time, he enjoys birdwatching, reading fantasy, and playing squash.