Paul began working at the Piper Center in 2019, bringing an extensive experience in STEM career development, health care, academics, 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 Duke University. Paul also is a Certified Education Abroad Professional (The Forum on Education Abroad); a Certified Practitioner for the Entrepreneurial Mindset Profile (EMP); and a Qualified Administrator of the Intercultural Development Inventory (IDI).
In the Piper Center, Paul provides support for students interested in exploring and/or preparing for STEM-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 interim program and the Mayo Innovation Scholars Program. Paul also directly supports students attending the Grace Hopper Celebration, a national conference aimed to empower women and under-tapped communities in technical fields.