When Bianca Jones-Marlin started saying “yes” to service opportunities, she started giving to and building her community. “That's the way that the community grows,” she says, “but also it brings me joy. It makes me happy to know that the work that I do, my voice and my presence, will help influence change for the better.”
In this episode of History of SfN: 50th Anniversary, Jones-Marlin, a postdoctoral researcher at Columbia University’s Zuckerman Institute and the incoming chair of SfN’s Trainee Advisory Committee, talks about how she’s found community within the Society and her involvement with the Trainee Advisory Committee.
History of SfN: 50th Anniversary is a limited series podcast highlighting stories from the history of the Society for Neuroscience, recounting groundbreaking moments in the growth of the Society from the perspectives of current, past, and future leaders.
In addition to explaining how the committee serves as the voice of the newest generation of neuroscientists, Jones-Marlin shares her perspective on the rewards of volunteer leadership, how service can improve your scientific skills, and her aims for the future of volunteer leadership at SfN.
The views expressed in this interview are those of the individual and do not necessarily represent the views of the Society for Neuroscience.