Position title: Student & Client Services Specialist
Paula is the first point of contact for students interested in enrolling in courses offered through the Center for Patient Partnerships here in the Law School. Paula recruits, advises, enrolls and supports graduate students from across campus and returning adults pursuing the Consumer Health Advocacy Certificate. She also serves undergraduates applying for the Community Resource Navigator role at the Wingra and Northeast Family Medical Centers. Paula serves on the law school’s student wellness committee.
Prior to coming to the CPP, Paula worked nearly 10 years for the School of Human Ecology, UW Madison’s Child Development Lab as Assistant Director and Director. Paula worked 27 years in the early childhood field as a teacher, director, regulator, policy analyst and trainer at the local, state and national levels. Some previous employers include the State of Wisconsin Bureau of Regulation and Licensing, the Wisconsin Council on Children and Families, the Wisconsin Early Childhood Association, Outagamie County Shelter Care and The Respite Center.
Paula and her husband have rescued a small zoo at home currently including a Corgi, 2 American Eskimo dogs, a poodle mix and one very tolerant cat. When she is not working she can be found with her bare feet on the icy or sandy shores of Lake Michigan.