As Medical Assistant, Paula works alongside the physicians and other professionals to ensure high quality neurological care for our patients. Paula is a licensed physician in Bolivia where, prior to joining the Brain Center, she worked as an emergency physician in ICU. She also worked in Argentina dedicating herself to assisting patients in need of acute, lifesaving care through diagnoses and treatment. Paula has also spent time volunteering in Hispanic communities, helping improve individual access to health care. Born in Bolivia, Paula is a native Spanish speaker and is also fluent in English and German, having attended the German School in Bolivia. She is a graduate of the University of California, Santa Barbara with a BS in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology.