Paola first became familiar with the Rape Recovery Center as a volunteer crisis-line advocate. She is a first generation college student and graduate. She is continuing her studies at the University of Utah and has experience working with diverse cultures and underserved populations. She is passionate about helping others feel and know that they are cared for and important. She thoroughly enjoys connecting people to resources for their most crucial needs. Paola has experience working with clients who have been through substance abuse, mental health, emotional and physical trauma, and adolescent behavioral health.
Paola comes from immigrant parents who taught her the importance of treating others with kindness, love, and to give service to the communities around us.
When she is not working, Paola enjoys spending quality time with her family and her dog, dancing, singing, hiking, snowboarding, and playing soccer. Paola is a Salt Lake City native and is familiar with all things Utah. She is grateful and thrilled to be a part of the Rape Recovery Center team in helping survivors and victims of trauma find healing, joy, and hope at the the Rape Recovery Center.