Certified December 18, 2020.
Paula is the Regional Program Leader for Texas A&M AgriLife Extension serving an area encompassing 44 northeast Texas counties including the Dallas Ft. Worth metroplex. Providing leadership for identification of overarching program priorities, program development, and new partnerships, Paula works with Extension Agents to foster health and wellness through community educational program delivery. This includes implementation of Extension signature programs such as Dinner Tonight Healthy Cooking Schools, Cooking Well with Diabetes, Cooking Well for Healthy Blood Pressure, Better Living for Texans SNAP Education and the Texas 4-H Youth Food and Nutrition project.
Paula received her Bachelor of Science degree from the University of North Texas and her Master of Agriculture degree from Texas A&M University. She completed a dietetic internship and worked in various healthcare settings as clinical dietitian and nutrition service director prior to becoming a County Extension Agent in 2004.
Interests: cooking, gardening, family, and a variety of critters including dogs and goats.