Paulette Epstein serves as the Director of Theaters and Resident Astrophysicist for the Michigan Science Center (MiSci). In this role, she creates STEM-related programming, and manages and curates the Planetarium shows. Paulette is a space science expert and a spokesperson for MiSci’s STEMinista project, a program that encourages girls in fourth through eighth grade to explore science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). Paulette has a bachelor’s degree in physics from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, where she worked as a planetarium lecturer, observatory operator, and a physics and astronomy tutor. She also served as a STEM research assistant at Texas A&M University. Paulette has worked at the Adler Planetarium in Chicago and the Broward College Buehler Planetarium in Davie, Florida. Overall, she has spent over a decade communicating science concepts to the general public. Paulette is committed to developing programs that provide comprehensive and easily-digestible STEM-related content that is accessible to all education levels.