Welcome Carolyn Carlins, Science Education Facilitator!
We are very pleased to welcome the newest member of the Science Education and Research team, Carolyn Carlins! Carolyn is the Science Education Facilitator at Phipps and has been working with museums and science education for over ten years. Before coming to Phipps, Carolyn worked in the Education Department at the Carnegie Museum of Natural History and spent two years in UK and European museums conducting research on public engagement with the natural sciences. She believes that places like Phipps act as stewards of their communities with the ability to innovatively foster learning and a connections with the natural world. Combining a love for music and the natural sciences she plays fiddle with the Gregarious Slugs, a folk jam in the Mollusk Collection of the Carnegie.
Carolyn holds a B.A. in Applied Public History from Mercyhurst University and a M.A. in Museum Studies from University College London. She is a member of the American Alliance of Museums, the Natural History Collections Association, and the Pittsburgh Museum Education Roundtable. Carolyn also sits on the board for the Pittsburgh Philharmonic where she serves as a grant writer and development assistant.
Please join us in welcoming Carolyn to our team!
Photograph taken by Lorren Kezmoh.