Creative Problem-Solving Whether it's an informal brainstorm or a design-thinking exercise, I contribute effective ideas and enjoy tackling both operational and strategic challenges. 

Collaborative– I am deeply committed to team environment dynamics and have the ability to contribute expertise and follow leadership at the appropriate times. 

Optimistic  – I possess that can-do attitude, an optimistic outlook on life, and a sense of humor.

Entrepreneurial – I am a focused self-starter who stays calm under pressure and proactively takes on big ideas and projects. 

Action-Oriented – I am driven by results and strongly believe in accountability.

Humble and Curious – My ego-free approach means I am able to tackle mundane tasks some days and then drive high-level strategic discussions the next. Always eager to learn, I welcome opportunities to grow as a leader.

What Colleagues Say

Paula has distinguished herself as a leader in the organization, particularly during the development of a new website — a massive project that involved working closely with staff to develop and organize content while also coordinating with a number of subcontractors to design the look of the new website and ensure full functionality...The proof of Paula’s effectiveness is clear: the new website draws 47% more new users than the old one with better search engine optimization and improved user experience.
— Juliet Chrisitian-Smith, Union of Concerned Scientists
Paula exhibits a unique capacity to understand complex ideas around sustainable water management and translates that into effective communication pieces for any audience, technical or not. Always a valuable addition to any team, she balances collaboration with leadership, pushing innovative ideas forward and finding new ways for us to disseminate our research. Her work surpasses my expectations every time. I would highly recommend her for any position, as she naturally rises to the occasion when presented with something she is passionate about.
— John Akudago, Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) Technical Advisor at Samaritan's Purse

Speaking at the Textiles Lounge at Maker Faire 2014

Speaking at the Textiles Lounge at Maker Faire 2014