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Adriana Bankston, Legislative Analyst

April 11, 2021 Peter Coward Episode 18
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Adriana Bankston, Legislative Analyst
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Science Lives
Adriana Bankston, Legislative Analyst
Apr 11, 2021 Episode 18
Peter Coward

In this episode, I talk with Adriana Bankston, a Principal Legislative Analyst at the University of California. After earning a PhD in Biochemistry, Cell, and Developmental Biology from Emory University, Adriana started a postdoc, but soon began considering non-academic career options. This led her to volunteer with a variety of non-profit organizations working to empower early career scientists. She then decided to pivot her career towards science policy. Adriana was a Science Policy & Advocacy Fellow at the Society for Neuroscience, and transitioned into her current role in July of 2019. We talk about her career transition and experiences, and what it is like to be a legislative analyst and advocate for higher education.

Opinions expressed in this episode represent the speaker's personal views

Resources:
CRAFT: https://louisville.edu/medicine/grad-postdoc/craft-seminar-series
National Postdoctoral Association: https://www.nationalpostdoc.org
Future of Research: https://www.futureofresearch.org/
Society for Neuroscience: https://www.sfn.org/

Adriana's website: https://adrianabankston.com/
Connect with Adriana on LinkedIn and Twitter

Show Notes

In this episode, I talk with Adriana Bankston, a Principal Legislative Analyst at the University of California. After earning a PhD in Biochemistry, Cell, and Developmental Biology from Emory University, Adriana started a postdoc, but soon began considering non-academic career options. This led her to volunteer with a variety of non-profit organizations working to empower early career scientists. She then decided to pivot her career towards science policy. Adriana was a Science Policy & Advocacy Fellow at the Society for Neuroscience, and transitioned into her current role in July of 2019. We talk about her career transition and experiences, and what it is like to be a legislative analyst and advocate for higher education.

Opinions expressed in this episode represent the speaker's personal views

Resources:
CRAFT: https://louisville.edu/medicine/grad-postdoc/craft-seminar-series
National Postdoctoral Association: https://www.nationalpostdoc.org
Future of Research: https://www.futureofresearch.org/
Society for Neuroscience: https://www.sfn.org/

Adriana's website: https://adrianabankston.com/
Connect with Adriana on LinkedIn and Twitter