Advisor of the month: Dora Dayu Rahma Turista

What is your name and job title?

My name is Dora Dayu Rahma Turista, I’m a Biology Lecturer.

Where do you work/study?

I work on Medical Laboratory Technology, STIKes Hutama Abdi Husada, Tulungagung, East Java, Indonesia and Biology Education Departemen, Faculty of Teacher Training and Education, Mulawarman University, Samarinda, East Borneo, Indonesia.

How did you get into your field?

First I got my Bachelor of Biology from State University of Malang, Indonesia, then I continued my study in the master’s program of Biology Education, also at State University of Malang, Indonesia. After I got a master’s degree, I became a lecturer at the Department of Medical Laboratory Technology, STIKes Hutama Abdi Husada, Tulungagung, Indonesia. And now I am also a lecturer on Biology Education Departement, Faculty of Teacher Training and Education, Mulawarman University, Samarinda, Indonesia.

How long have you used Mendeley?

About 3 years.

What were you using prior to Mendeley?

I was using Zotero.

Why did you decide to become an Advisor?

I use Mendeley for writing articles, and as a journal editor, I teach authors to use Mendeley. I also teach Mendeley to my students and my partners.

Do you have a tip when training new users on Mendeley?

I always explain the advantages of Mendeley. I make a tutorial using Mendeley that is equipped with step-by-step images, then I put it into practice. I also give special gifts (special souvenir from Mendeley) for attendees who can use Mendeley well.

What do you hope to achieve this year as an Advisor?

To introduce Mendeley more widely. To become a good and helpful Mendeley advisor, and an advisor of the month. Getting merchandise from Mendeley helps me to introduce Mendeley more widely. Also, I really want to get research funding.

What researcher would you like to work with or meet, dead or alive?

There is no specific researcher, but I would like to meet and collaborate with researchers in the same field.

What’s the most interesting thing you’ve learned this week?

SARS-CoV-2, COVID 19, Education and Colaboration during COVID-19 pandemic.

What is the best part about working in research?

Carrying out the research process and writing scientific papers.

And the most challenging part about working in research?

The research process.

What is the one thing you want people to know about Mendeley?

Mendeley is a magic tool for a researcher, not only as a reference manager tool, but also as social media for researchers who can connect with other researchers around the world and help to promote their publications.

Do you have any advice for young researchers? 

Research is useful when published and Mendeley helps simplify the publication process. Mendeley brings research to life so you can impact tomorrow, and I absolutely agree with it, so use Mendeley for your scientific papers.

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