Paola graduated with a Bachelor degree in Industrial Engineering from the Technology Institute of Monterrey in Mexico. She also holds a Master of Engineering in Environmental Engineering from Carleton University. Before moving to Ottawa, Paola worked at several manufacturing companies where she mainly focused on the optimization of processes and quality assurance. She also worked as an Administrative Assistant at the Military Attaché Ofﬁce of an Embassy in Ottawa and did volunteer work at different organizations in the City of Ottawa. Paola loves dancing, scrapbooking, traveling, and doing outdoor activities that involve being in-touch with nature.