Political scientist of Los Andes University, specialist on International Affairs from Externado University of Colombia and Columbia University. Magister in Business Administration and Specialist on Sustainable Business from the Business School of Lausanne and St. Gallen University in Switzerland. Founder of Bizsmart- Waré Crafts and partner of Latchem Group.
Paula worked for five years as Director of the Cerrejón Water Foundation for La Guajira, and as Coordinator of the Cerrejón Human Rights Program. For 15 years she worked in the Justice Sector within the Colombian Government, worked as an International Cooperation Advisor, Planning Director of the Intelligence Agency and Coordinator of the Observatory for Drug Demand Reduction of the Presidency of the Republic. Advisor to the National Agency for International Cooperation of Colombia in charge of US cooperation. She was also an Associate Expert at the United Nations Centre for Crime Prevention in Vienna.