Ellen Paulik

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Ellen Paulik grew up on Long Island, New York and has been inspired by visits to the American Museum of Natural History since early childhood.  As a former “Seminars on Science” student herself, she is thrilled to be a part of the team of incredible scientists and accomplished educators at AMNH. 

Ellen studied at Vassar College where she obtained her Bachelor’s Degree in Biology and was the recipient of the John F. DeGilio Prize in Secondary Education.  She earned her Master’s Degree in Educational Technology at the C.W. Post Campus of Long Island University where she was honored with their Distinguished Performance Award.  Ellen possesses New York State Teacher Certifications in Biology and Chemistry and brings her enthusiasm about science into the classroom.  For the past two decades, she has enjoyed a rewarding career as a Science Teacher at a public high school on Long Island.  She taught courses such as AP Biology, Regents Biology, Syracuse University Project Advance-Forensic Science and Project Lead the Way-Principles of Biomedical Science and also motivated students in an extracurricular setting as a Science Olympiad coach.  In addition, she has pursued other educational endeavors through the years including an internship at the Mid-Hudson Children’s Museum.  

Ellen loves traveling and exploring new places, volunteering with Habitat for Humanity, going for walks, laughing (especially at science jokes) and spending time with her family, friends and dogs.