Science: AP Biology, AP Chemistry
English: AP English Literature
Owen is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of the University of Virginia, where he had high honors in English and cognitive science, with a concentration in neuroscience. He was an Echols Scholar at the University of Virginia and received the Michael Wagenheim Memorial Scholarship for distinction in English. He reported for and edited his college newspaper, and he has been published in The New York Times. After graduation, Owen served as a corps member for Teach For America and was later selected to help train first-year corps members through a graduate-level partnership with Johns Hopkins University.