PEOPLE Magazine, Senior Publicist
As a first generation American, her passion for diverse storytelling and positive representation of people of color in media and entertainment drives her desire to push for advancements in the industry. She works to connect, amplify and celebrate the notable contributions of Black people in the media industry – and for the culture – because she believes #RepresentationMatters.
Raised in Arizona, Paula got her start in Public Relations working in film promotions at Allied Global Marketing. After pursuing a degree in Journalism and Political Science, and deciding she was keenly passionate about the influence of media and storytelling, she packed her bags and moved to New York City to begin work in media communications at PEOPLE.