Maren Despain Christensen is a warm and bubbly Utah native. She has spent much of her life pursuing opportunities to work, learn, serve and be with amazing people. Astrocamp Utah is where she spent about 15 years becoming an experienced leader as a camper, staff member and ultimately a director’s assistant. Focusing on helping kids design their own future and genuinely believe in themselves she has guided hundreds of kids (and even some adults) to pursue their life missions. She received a Statesmanship degree from George-Wythe University and has brought the love of reading and classics to Paradigm since 2011. This is her first year in an administrative capacity where she serves the staff to magnify their greatness and that of the students in turn.