A popular tour guide, Paula’s areas of expertise include Afro-Brazilian culture, religion, and art. She is fluent in English, Spanish, and Brazilian Portuguese, and frequently works as a professional translator. Paula regularly works with professional organizations both inside and outside Brazil, including the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC), the U.S. Public Broadcasting Service (PBS), the Ford Foundation, World Food Program-UN, and the Guggenheim Museum. She also works with a number of educational organizations, including SIT- School for International Training, Your World Group Foundation, Inc., and Viver Brasil Institute Bahia Travel Program. She is very involved with cultural affairs and is on the board of TOBOSSIS—a non-profit, non-governmental organization that focuses on gender and race. She is also on the advisory committee of Ogum’s Toques Literary Collective, which promotes contemporary Afro-Brazilian literature.