This is Paola

Paola Paternina is a proud millennial. Her hometown is the city of Barranquilla, on the Caribbean Coast of Colombia. Doing justice to her town, she comes from a large, noisy, and loving family of six brothers and sisters, who always push her to do her best. She is a fellow citizen of the world and has lived in Washington D.C., Ciudad de Panama and currently, she is in Bogota D.C.

Despite she is kind of a nerd, her favorite plan is to board a plane and fly somewhere. She believes in the power of youth in action and she is a member of the Global Shapers Community, a network of young leaders of the World Economic Forum, driving action and change.

Paola’s approach to life is the perfect combination of planning everything and allow yourself to be surprised. Her life motto is doing whatever makes you happy, follow your passion, and create positive change.

Photo credits: Esteban Uribe
Photo credits: Esteban Uribe

"If something burns your soul with purpose and desire, it’s your duty to be reduced to ashes by it. Any other form of existence will be yet another dull book in the library of life."

 Charles Bukowski