Olivia Castellini

Olivia Castellini

Sr. Exhibit Developer


Museum of Science and Industry

Chicago, IL USA


Think, 'this is what I want to be next,' rather than, 'this is what I want to be when I grow up.' It doesn't have to be so scary; you just have to decide what's next.

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Challenges of Making an ExhibitWeb Exclusive
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Milestones

My road in life has been direct.
After pursuing both music and science for most of her childhood, she decided to major in physics.
Says that throughout her studies, she genuinely liked physics, but not enough to make it her life's work.
Finished her undergrad studies and panicked, felt like she was never going to be able to be a musician.
Looking back, says she was too focused on picking one specific career, didn't realize she could pursue all of her interests.
After getting her Ph.D. in physics, she went into education outreach-says it was the first job she felt genuinely excited about.
Designs the interactive audiovisual exhibits at the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago.
Says the essence of her work is "translating" the excitement of science to the general public.
Takes the stress out of career decisions by thinking about "what she wants to do next," rather than what she wants to do forever.
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Education

High School
Bachelor
Music Performance, General
DePauw University
Bachelor
Physics, General
DePauw University
Graduate
Physics, General
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Doctorate
Physics, General
University of Wisconsin-Madison

Career

Sr. Exhibit Developer

I have made a career out of translating complex scientific concepts for the public in entertaining and engaging ways.

Career Roadmap

Roadmap
My work combines:
My work combines:
Music
Science
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