Paula is a 2014 graduate of East Hardy High School where she graduated with academic honors. She was the secretary of her local 4-H club, treasure of the FCCLA, and a member of Spanish club, student council, and National Honor Society. She enjoys helping with local community functions such as heritage weekend ( a county-wide event honoring the heritage of Hardy County), helping with soup kitchens, and delivering meals to elders during the holidays. She finished her Associates Degree at Eastern WV Community & Technical College in December 2016 and is continuing her education through West Virginia State University to achieve her Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration. She is a native of West Virginia, growing up in Hardy County, and moving to Pendleton County in 2015.