Bianca doone - member at large
My name is Bianca Doone and I’m one of the members at large for PAISOC. Currently I am pursuing a PhD in Biostatistics at the University of Massachusetts Amherst where I also obtained my Bachelor of Science degree in Public Health Sciences. My ethnicity is mixed, half Indian and half broadly European, and I grew up in Eastern Massachusetts. I have been involved in the performing arts since the first grade, beginning with piano lessons. I soon joined the band in elementary school as a percussionist, and stayed involved with the band all throughout middle and high school. At UMass, I was a member of the cymbal line in the marching band, and also participated in the concert band and pep band, the latter which I’m still doing. Outside of school, I had the privilege of joining 7th Regiment Drum and Bugle Corps, marching in their cymbal line for one year and teaching the cymbal line for two years. I am a part of PAISOC because I believe that opportunity should be accessible to everyone. Every student of color, and students in general, should be exposed to and given an opportunity to participate in the performing arts. By encouraging diversity in the performing arts, we can create opportunity for all.