Paola serves as Executive Director, Mexico Relations at ASU's Office of Government and Community Engagement. In this role, she develops strategic collaboration with Mexican government agencies, universities, nonprofit organizations and corporations, as well as U.S. agencies with presence in Mexico.
Paola served as the first program manager of ASU's Spirit of Service Scholars. This initiative honors and prepares outstanding students interested in public service. She developed the programming, operations, and evaluation.
In Mexico, she worked at economic development agencies in Sonora, strengthening the supply chain management and foreign companies’ soft landing. She also worked on small business development, as the founding executive director of a nonprofit organization where she helped prepare hundreds of business plans. She was also director of a tech-based business incubator.
Paola earned a B.S. in industrial and systems engineering (summa cum laude) from Tecnológico de Monterrey; a master’s degree in public affairs, and a portfolio in nonprofit studies from the University of Texas at Austin. In 2021, she earned a Certificate on Digital Transformation from MIT Professional Education.