Founder/CEO of HiveBio Community Lab
Tell me more: If you want to learn laboratory science, you have to be academically or professionally affiliated with a lab. Through the do-it-yourself (DIY) model, we create a space where we can teach and learn lab science, and curious students and scientists can even conduct their own research.
Why DIY? I studied psychology with a neuroscience focus at a school that did not have lab space. That was limiting. Growing up a punk rocker, I made stuff that was needed. Necessity creates innovation. The DIY community model allows me to create a space where no one else has to hear the "no" or feel the frustration that I felt.
Why I march for science: The results of scientific inquiry should be open and accessible to everyone, not obfuscated by people in power for personal gain.