In her capacity as Research Associate, Paulina identifies strategic networks to support our search teams to build out deep, diverse candidate pools.
Before joining NPAG, she co-founded Akhandataa and other community networks while promoting peer exchange programs across the nonprofit, social enterprise, multilateral, governmental, and corporate sectors. She has worked, volunteered, and/or consulted with a variety of organizations including Ashoka, Ten Thousand Villages, Net Impact, Mentor Capital Network, CropIn Tech, Social Enterprise Alliance, the U.S. Global Development Lab at USAID, United Way Worldwide, and the World Bank. In doing so, she developed an expertise in social enterprise growth and community building, impact assessment, sustainable development, communications for social good, strategic volunteering management, and corporate citizenship advisory.
She holds a B.A. with a major in International Relations and minors in History and Cultural Anthropology from Boston University and an M.A. in Central & Eastern European Studies from the Jagiellonian University in Poland. She has also completed the Frontier Market Scouts (FMS) Fellowship and Certificate Program in Social Enterprise Management and Impact Investing from the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey.
Originally from a small town in Poland, she has developed an intense curiosity of people, places, and cultures early on in my childhood and have since lived in six countries on four continents including India, Australia, and Hungary.