Paula was born and raised in Bogota, Colombia, where she studied in La Universidad de Los Andes to earn her bachelor’s degree in architecture. Paula worked with different renowned architects in Bogota in the design of high-end residences. In 2007, Paula moved to San Antonio, Texas to live with her husband and began her career in the United States as an architectural intern. During this time, she was part of the development of many award-winning projects, including LEED certified schools and athletic facilities. She acquired a lot of her knowledge of construction documents and construction administration while assisting project managers in the development of projects in Revit architecture. In 2011, Paula became a mom to a wonderful little guy and in her search to find more independence as an architect working mom, she had the opportunity to collaborate with different offices which helped her advance in her career goals.
In 2014, she moved with her family to West Palm Beach, FL, where she began working with Leo A. Daly in the architecture department. While working for Leo A. Daly, she participated in many different types of projects such as the Palm Beach Convention Center Parking Garage, Palm Beach Atlantic University Rinker Sports Center, and Broward College Planetarium among others. In 2016 and after a lot of dedication, she earned her architectural license in the State of Florida. At the same time, she participated in the Habitat for Humanity Design Challenge, where with her passion for design and her desire to help others, she won 1st place. After her success in the competition, she became involved in the AEC TrendSetters and eventually became a board member of this innovative organization.