18 May 2014
Paula raised her daughter as a solo mother and worked in hospitality, secretarial and retail roles. Realising her opportunities were limited without an education, Paula went to Massey University as an adult student. Although she originally studied social work, she ended up with a degree in social policy.
Paula has worked in human resources and recruitment with a variety of clients across various industries, from banking and finance to manufacturing.
She became a Member of Parliament in September 2005, her passion is to ensure a brighter future for all New Zealanders.