My name is Chinmayi Balusu and I am an undergraduate student pursuing neuroscience and medical humanities at Columbia University. I'm the founder of Simply Neuroscience, a student-led non-profit organization that works to expand interdisciplinary neuroscience education, outreach, and awareness for students. Over the past year, Simply Neuroscience has expanded to include a broader community of over 20,000 students from 49 U.S. states and 113 countries.
I wanted to reach out and share about the recent launch of our Action Potential Advising Program (APAP) which works to virtually connect young neuroscience students (“advisees”) with older professionals (“advisors”) to provide educational guidance and mentorship. The APAP’s mission is to bridge gaps in early neuroscience and psychology education through creating an international, centralized mentorship space that supports both STEM and humanities students.
With this goal in mind, I wanted to reach out to ask for your support in promoting this educational program. We would greatly appreciate it if you could share this opportunity with your undergraduate students as we hope to reach and support as many young brain enthusiasts as possible.
Informational document: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1wtCZ74ftM9nC-eiifmPMtHwll0gpkc-qaMDovaIkKRg/edit?usp=sharing
Advisee application: https://forms.gle/nBD8m6ynN8VTBo23A
APAP page on the Simply Neuroscience website: https://www.simplyneuroscience.org/advising-program
I would be more than happy to answer any questions you may have. Thank you very much for your time.
B.A Candidate, Columbia College '23
Columbia University in the City of New York
Founder and CEO, Simply Neuroscience