Lisa Monteggia, incoming Barlow Family Director of the Vanderbilt Brain Institute, believes advocacy means “putting yourself out there” and “pushing someone forward,” ultimately “providing a base of support to really encourage someone to reach the goals they want to reach.”
For Monteggia, advocacy is also about helping to train the next generation of neuroscientists.
In this video, find out from her how to:
- Leverage opportunities to advocate for yourself, such as awards, grants, and meetings.
- Encourage and endorse others in simple yet meaningful ways.
- Build your connections with mentors and peers to strengthen your network of support.
Also hear from Magda Giordano, professor and chair of the department of behavioral and cognitive neurobiology at the National University of Mexico, in the companion video, How to Advocate For Yourself.