The idea behind this initiative is to address the many issues we face trying to connect with science professionals, especially those not directly in our discipline. What our field is missing are people who can give a complete view of their work, environment and what it took for them to get there. Instead of cold calling or trying blindly to have people respond to your messaging, these contacts (in various scientific and alternative career positions) are readily available and willing to speak on their experiences and advice. We want to support everyone from high school students to associate professors passionate about science.
Visit the Social Scientist website to learn more and get involved.