Princeton Citizen Scientists
I am excited to be the vice president of Princeton Citizen Scientists for the 2020 – 2021 school year. From the PCS mission statement: “Princeton Citizen Scientists (PCS) is a group of graduate students who are committed to defending science. We are mobilizing at Princeton and beyond to protect the ideals of equality, justice, compassion and fact-based public policy.”
Science is such a critical tool in fighting ignorance when wielded correctly. As scientists, it is our job to mobilize to make sure that our work has as wide and positive an impact as possible. This means working hard to keep our spaces inclusive, lobbying for better environmental policy, donating our time and resources to projects that improve human welfare, and increasing education and outreach to the next generation of scientists. If our work ends when we leave the laboratory, we have done ourselves and our community a grand disservice.