Since 2013, Paula has held a variety of roles with organizations that serve children and families. She has four years of experience in Human Resources and acquired her PHRca (Professional in Human Resources, California) certification in October 2017. Paula earned a Bachelor of Arts in Russian Studies from UCLA and a Master of Arts in International Policy from the Monterey Institute of International Studies before moving with her husband to San Diego, CA, where she gained significant experience with organizations serving youth and families. After their move to the Bay Area in 2014, she began working as the HR and Operations Manager for Beyond Emancipation (B:E), an organization committed to empowering current and former foster and probation youth. She became a Certified Coach after nine months of study, and began to work with staff to encourage coaching practices both with clients and staff to resolve conflict. Paula is an active member of SHRM and NCHRA, in addition to receiving her PHRca certification through HRCI. She is excited to bring her education and experience in HR to Animate Behavior in the heart of the East Bay, where she will continue to uphold the values Animate Behavior has formed as part of its foundation: sustainability, integrity, synergy and cultivation—both for clients and staff.
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