Paola is a proud native of Laguna Hills, CA who began her educational career with Teach for America. She taught in a variety of bilingual school settings in East Los Angeles, San Francisco and Denver. While taking time off to raise her two children, she has served on the Teach for America Alumni Board and the Denver Public Schools Application Review Team. Paola also was a founding board member of Denver Discovery School. In addition to being a Learner Advocate with the RESCHOOL Colorado team, Paola serves on the Shared Resources Task Force for Park Hill Neighborhood for Equity in Education.
Paola is committed to advocating for and creating educational environments that are supportive of underrepresented students and families. She believes that students and families thrive and develop their voice in diverse settings that are carefully developed to counter systemic biases.
Paola received her BA in Art History from the University of Notre Dame and a Masters in Education with a focus on Literacy and Language Acquisition from San Francisco State University.