News icon Scholars Speak Podcast: Karin Paquin

In the latest episode of the Scholars Speak podcast, host Michele Martin, the 1999 Mitchell Scholar from Scarborough High School, catches up with Karin Paquin, the 2003 Mitchell Scholar from Boothbay Region High School and bachelor’s and master’s graduate of the University of New England. Listen up as Paquin talks about her experiences as a Teachers in Space Human Flight Program candidate, CubeSat builder, zero-gravity flight participant, teacher of science and history at St. John’s Catholic School in Brunswick, and former lead aquarist at the Maine State Aquarium in Boothbay Harbor. As for the advice Paquin has for Mitchell Scholars on how to pursue a broad range of professional experiences, she says, “Get comfortable with the uncomfortable.” That and “make use of the Mitchell Institute’s Fellowship opportunity.”