Paula works on the events team, organizing house parties, meet-and-greets, fundraisers, and other ways to get Ian connected with voters, face to face. She's a professor of Genetics at Cornell University, where she runs a NIH-funded research lab and studies the origin of spontaneous birth defects. She was born and raised in Nigeria, and lived in England before moving to the U.S. to pursue her research. She became a citizen in 2015. She lives in Tompkins County.