Skeletal muscle biologist by training, with the overall goal of improving the biomedical research enterprise by empowering early career researchers (ECRs) to advocate for change. I currently serve as a Policy Activist at Future of Research, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization of ECRs seeking to make the research enterprise more sustainable for future generations. I participate in research projects and fundraising initiatives, and widely promote the mission and goals of the organization. I am also Director of Communications & Outreach at the Journal of Science Policy and Governance, a 501(c)(3) non-profit, non-partisan and internationally recognized, open-access peer review publication that serves as a vehicle for students, policy fellows, early career professionals and young scholars of all academic backgrounds to publish on the widest range of topics at the intersection of science, technology, innovation and public policy. I lead and manage communication and public relations, social media and marketing efforts on behalf of the journal.