Paul began working at the Piper Center in 2019, bringing extensive experience in STEM/health career development, clinical medicine, academics, biomedical research, and international education. Prior to coming to St. Olaf, Paul worked at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities Campus in roles supporting domestic and international students through career and academic advising, teaching, and global citizenship initiatives. Paul has a BS degree in Biology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; an MA degree in Education from the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities Campus; and an MD degree from the Duke University School of Medicine. Paul also is a Certified Education Abroad Professional (The Forum on Education Abroad); a Certified Practitioner for the Entrepreneurial Mindset Profile (EMP); a Qualified Administrator of the Intercultural Development Inventory (IDI); a member of the St. Olaf Health Professions Committee; and a member of the National Association of Esports Coaches and Directors.
In the Piper Center, Paul provides support for students who are exploring or preparing for STEM and health-related careers. In addition to serving as Lead for Experiential Learning in the Piper Center’s strategic planning process, he coordinates the Norway Innovation Scholars January term program and Innovation Scholars, which involves supporting multidisciplinary teams of students researching new biomedical devices and scientific products in collaboration with Mayo Clinic, Medical Alley companies, NASA, Medtronic, and other institutions. He also directly supports and prepares students attending the Grace Hopper Celebration, a national conference aimed to empower women and under-tapped communities in technical fields. In addition, Paul supports students who are exploring experiences and careers related to the rapidly growing esports industry.