Paula oversees sponsored research administration for the Institute. She has over 12 years of experience in Harvard University research administration, with prior experience in federal procurement. Before joining the Wyss in the fall of 2013, Paula was the Assistant Director of Sponsored Programs at Harvard’s first joint-school academic department, Stem Cell and Regenerative Biology (SCRB). At SCRB, Paula was responsible for the design and staffing of a sponsored research team dedicated to providing the highest level of faculty customer service, while managing the growth of annual direct sponsored research dollars from $8 million to $29 million. She holds a B.A. in Managerial Finance from Simmons College, and a Master’s of Science in Management with a focus on organizational behavior from Emmanuel College. Paula received an Impact Award from Harvard’s Faculty of Arts and Sciences and was also a mentor in the school’s Staff Mentoring Program.