To me, honesty means being clear with others about things that can affect them. If I am going to miss an important event, be behind on a work project, or not be able to fulfill something I committed to, I warn anyone that ma affect as soon as possible. People will take bad news better the sooner they hear it, if you are honest. Part of being honest is acknowledging your shortcomings and sharing them with those who may be affected by them.
Embodied by my commitment to open science, I firmly beleive in cooperation with my peers in every potential setting. I acknowledge when I can help others and know when I need help myself. We are stronger together than apart. I continue to develop my teamwork skils through collaborative projects at work and in school. After all, it would be pretty alarming if a neuroscientist who studies the neural basis of teamwork was overly independent.
I pride myself on my ability to innovate and pursue emerging areas in science. For example, I am consistently researching new methods for neuroscience research and keeping up with cool new research disciplines. I beleive that innovation betters the individual and the society they belong to.
In all endeavors, academic or not, I belive in a professional approach to interacting with others. To me professionalism means being respectful of others and their ideas, maintaining punctuality, being prepared for planned meetings or events, and showing genuine interest whatever you're doing.