Geneva Centre Advisory committee member, and featured speaker at the upcoming Geneva Centre for Autism International Symposium 2010 , Temple Grandin beat out more than 6.8 billion people in the world to make TIME magazine’s top 100 most influential people of 2010.
Grandin landed the No. 32 spot after collecting over 15,000 public votes over three weeks. This year’s issue allowed people to vote on who they believed inspired people all over the world.
"I think that like other individuals who have surmounted difficult personal challenges, Temple gives hope that one can rise above difficulties, even those that were handed to you at birth, as in the case of autism and Aspergers,” said Harvard psychology professor Marc Hauser.
Hauser wrote about Grandin for TIME magazine’s May issue.
“I was really pleased that I got that many votes. That made me really happy,” Grandin said.