Paula joined Next Street in 2016 as an Account Manager at the NYC Business Solutions Queens Center. In this role Paula assists aspiring entrepreneurs, startups, and established businesses to initiate, develop, operate, and expand their business endeavors. Her main roles have included assisting clients with access to capital through her well-established partnerships with CDFIs and packaging applications for M/WBE certification under the Minority-Women Business Enterprise program.
Paula is now a Senior Account Manager where she is involved in activities such data mining, overseeing the center’s staff, supporting recruiting efforts, and initiating collaboration projects across the program centers.
Paula has a passion for cultivating business culture and enjoys working with community-based organizations, including in the Latinx community where she practices her Spanish.
On working at Next Street
“I was highly motivated by Next Street’s professional staff and the quality of their work and was honored to join the team. I’ve stayed because I continue to develop new skills and learn new ways of improving my work.”
Outside of Next Street
When Paula is not at work, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends. She also practices yoga, plays sudoku, goes on long walks with her dogs Oreo and Kane, and listens to a wide range of music. She also reads about all things related to wellbeing, self-improvement, and personal growth.
Get to know Paula
- Foreign languages: Spanish