Paulina has an M.A. in English language and literature from the University of Virginia and a B.A. in English and Psychology from the University of Texas at Austin. Before transferring to UT Austin, Paulina was enrolled at Udem, a university in her hometown of Monterrey, Mexico. Paulina grew up in Mexico and is a native Spanish speaker. She has experience in English and Spanish tutoring, as well as translation services (Spanish-English and English-Spanish). Paulina understands that learning a second language can be a difficult but wonderfully rewarding task; she is excited to join the Speak! team to further encourage and foment such an attitude. Before joining Speak!, she worked as a writing tutor, research assistant and grader at the University of Virginia. Paulina has also worked closely with MBA applicants for the past year and with undergraduate applicants for the past seven years to hone their essay writing skills, something that she is particularly passionate about. She also has a background in educational psychology, communication and translation services, and art instruction.