Paula is a consultant for the Colorado Workforce Development Office. In her role as a learning and development consultant, Paula focuses on the development and facilitation of technical assistance modules and resources to serve the TalentFOUND network. She identifies opportunities for innovation within the CWDC’s work and scales successful practices to support continuous talent improvement for Colorado communities. Paula graduated from American University in Washington, D.C., and started her career at the Colorado Department of Education with Adult Education and Family Literacy. She managed a number of statewide, multi-agency programs and projects to support the building of strong communities across Colorado, including: projects through the Governor's Commission on Community Service; Reach Higher events bringing together partners to support exploration of next steps after high school; and resources and training for supporting college students experiencing homelessness. In her spare time, Paula cheers on her two kids, ages 10 and 7, at their soccer games, travels to visit family and friends, takes her dog on long walks, and teaches barre fitness classes.