Microscopy Educator

Man wearing a blue and white checked shirt, sitting in a science lab with equipment behind him.
Photo by Scott Whittaker, Smithsonian.

Juan Pablo Hurtado Padilla is a Microscopy Educator at the National Museum of Natural History. He focuses in the use of different microscopes as educational tools. Juan Pablo is originally from La Paz, Bolivia, and obtained an M.E. in Chemical Engineering at the University of Maryland, College Park, where he later worked as electron microscopist. While he is not observing fascinating objects under the microscope, he loves to spend time with his family, soccer, and photography.

Juan Pablo Hurtado Padilla es un Educador en Microscopía en el Museo Nacional de Historia Natural. Él se enfoca en el uso de diferentes microscopios como herramientas educativas. Juan Pablo es originario de La Paz, Bolivia y obtuvo un título de Maestría en Ingeniería Química en la Universidad de Maryland - College Park, donde luego trabajó como microscopista electrónico. Aparte de observar objetos fascinantes bajo el microscopio, él pasa su tiempo disfrutando de su familia, fútbol y la fotografía.