My involvement in the fellowship encompassing social media management and the administration of non-profits has provided me with invaluable insights into the intersection of science communication and organizational dynamics. These experiences have enhanced my skill set and deepened my understanding of the vital role these aspects play in shaping the success of scientific initiatives.
Delving into the administrative aspects of non-profits taught me the behind-the-scenes intricacies that enable impactful initiatives to thrive. Collaborating with dedicated individuals passionate about our cause, I gained insights into grant applications, budget management, and strategic planning. The experience underscored the importance of clear communication, efficient coordination, and adaptability to the ever-changing landscape of non-profit work. I discovered that the passion that fuels scientific research must be complemented by organized and effective administration to ensure sustainability.
Crafting engaging posts about our research endeavors, fieldwork, and the diverse backgrounds of our participants allowed me to convey the human side of scientific pursuit. I strived to break down complex concepts through carefully curated content, making them accessible to a lay audience.
Reflecting on these experiences, I am struck by the symbiotic relationship between effective science communication and well-organized administration. While social media serves as a bridge, connecting researchers with a global audience, proficient non-profit management ensures that the infrastructure supporting these endeavors remains robust.
MISS provides a community and funded opportunities for gender minorities of color who wish to enter the field of shark sciences. We aim to show that there are many gender minorities of color succeeding in and interested in this field.
We fundraise and apply for grants to create paid opportunities to attempt to knock down the financial barrier into shark sciences. We encourage other organizations in our field to do the same.
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