August completed his undergraduate education in History and Science at Harvard University in 2006, at which point he joined a life-sciences
venture-capital firm, MPM Capital, as an analyst. During his time at MIT as a research affiliate, he split his time between MPM Capital,
MIT, and volunteer work at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. He helped, during his time at MIT, to invent a novel electrode with minimal photoelectric artifact. After completing his research affiliateship, he went on to NYU for medical school.