Paula received her Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and has 17 years work experience in the Emergency Department. After obtaining a Master of Science in Medical Informatics from the Medical College of Wisconsin/Milwaukee School of Engineering, Paula worked for a large health care software vendor both as a consultant and in product design for 7 years. Paula currently works at an evidence-based medicine company providing clinical decision support for electronic health records.
Aside from her commitment to improving healthcare in the US, Paula has regularly participated in medical mission trips to Peru and Colombia over the past 10 years, working in primary care clinics and conducting prenatal education. She is completing her Family Practice Nurse Practitioner Degree through the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs.