Paula Pecorella is the Manager of Fellows and Career Programs at the Institute of Politics and Public Service. Prior to joining the Institute, she founded and lead an NGO that provides access to higher education for teachers in Ghana. She also served as a social media consultant for Reading Partners, a non profit organization that services underprivileged students nationwide, and as a fellow at the Student Press Law Center, teaching at-risk youth about the First Amendment.
Born and raised on Long Island, Paula holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Stony Brook University. During her undergraduate career, she studied abroad in over a dozen countries on Semester at Sea and completed internships at CBS News, 60 Minutes, Disney, and Fox Business Network.