Maggie Grout was born in a rural village in China, adopted as a baby, and raised in the United States. She appreciates the “stark contrast” between her current life and how it could have turned out if she hadn’t received the educational opportunities that she did.
So she founded a nonprofit, Thinking Huts, in 2015, while still a high school student in Broomfield, Colorado. Her goal is to build inexpensive schools quickly with 3D-printing technology to help poor, rural students around the world. “Those are the people who need schools the most,” she says.
Later this year the nonprofit plans to
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