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Shanna Caster

After completing a Bachelor’s Degree in Chemistry at Penn State in 2010, Shanna planned to continue her education in a PhD program, but found the lab too isolating. Searching for an alternative outlet for her insatiable hunger for learning and her passion for people, she began volunteering as a Science Presenter at the Franklin Institute in 2011. Soon thereafter she was hired as a Science Interpreter, delivering live science shows and demonstrations for school groups and the public. For more than seven years, she called The Franklin Institute home, supporting the mission to inspire a passion for learning about science and technology.

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