Paulina Portilla serves as Executive Assistant to EMPEA CEO, Cate Ambrose. Paulina is also the Office Manager in New York, where she supports the EMPEA and LAVCA team, including work with marketing and communications and events and programs. She obtained her B.A. from Sarah Lawrence College where she concentrated in Intercultural Studies and Mandarin Chinese. As an undergraduate, she studied abroad at Donghua University in Shanghai, China where she worked on the Marketing and Communications team at Vorwerk, a German appliance company. Before joining EMPEA, Paulina worked at the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute where she supported the programs team in planning and preparing for the Latino youth leadership program, R2L NextGen. Additionally, she worked in member relations at the United States-Mexico Chamber of Commerce. Paulina is fluent in Spanish and has intermediate proficiency in Mandarin Chinese.
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