Karine Thate

Karine Thate

Program Manager

  • Strategic Projects Group
  • Museum of Science, Boston

A unique opportunity to work with both researchers and public audiences at the Museum of Science in Boston brought me to the world of informal science education 8 years ago, and I haven’t looked back.

 

Background

After studying Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at Princeton University, I took a detour through the corporate world, selling everything from soda to shampoo. I eventually realized how much I missed the world of science and found my way back. I spent the next 5 years teaching middle school science in North Carolina, inspiring our next generation of scientists. A unique opportunity to work with both researchers and public audiences at the Museum of Science in Boston brought me to the world of informal science education 8 years ago, and I haven’t looked back. My role on the QSTORM-AO project is to help our team develop stage presentations and hands-on activities about the team’s research and to share them with public audiences. I also help maintain the team blog and website.   

When I’m not sharing current science research with our museum visitors, you can find me outside enjoying all that nature has to offer. I spend most of my free time hiking, backpacking and snowshoeing across the tallest mountains in the northeast – and out west, when I have the chance.