Jace Paul is a writer, naturalist, photographer, and scholar. Born in Willimantic, Connecticut, he is a gifted writer and orator who founded the UCONN Poetry Society while working on his B.A. in Behavioral Neuroscience at The University of Connecticut. Paul was inducted into several honors societies and made the Dean’s List throughout his undergraduate career. He also successfully completed a year of research in learning and memory with Dr. Etan Markus, and two years of research in visual neuroscience with Dr. Jose-Manuel Alonso.
Paul chose to pursue the liberal arts and his creative passions in graduate studies at Harvard University, where he studied moral philosophy and the history of science. He was privileged to study community organization and social justice with prominent labor activist Marshall Ganz, feminism and religion with theologian Elisabeth Schüssler Fiorenza, and the history of quantum physics with Jimena Canales (author of the award-winning book, “The Physicist and the Philosopher: Einstein, Bergson and the Debate that Changed Our Understanding of Time”).
Ultimately deciding that health care would be the most suitable arena for his scientific acumen and lifelong commitment to helping others, Paul capped his academic journey with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. He presently works as a Pediatric Nurse for Connecticut Children’s Medical Center.
Paul has published award-winning poetry for Martín Espada’s Poetry Project and for The Harvard Wick, an essay in Democratizing Biblical Studies (Westminster John Knox Press) with Schüssler Fiorenza, and in the scientific journal Neuroscience Abstracts. Paul is also an avid hiker and naturalist whose series “Eastern Connecticut from the Trails” appeared in Connecticut’s Neighbors newspaper from 2014-2016. Paul has blogged for The Huffington Post. He continues to write and speak on environmental justice, gender and sexual identity, healthcare and nursing, and social justice concerns.
Paul is the author of three volumes of poetry: Eggshells & Entropy (Love Poems to Madness and Misanthropy) (2013), From King’s Road to Pleasant Street (and other Poems to Nowhere) (2014), and Where You Will Find Me (2016).