Paola is a Registered Social Worker and Certified member of the Ontario Association of Child and Youth Care, and has been working in the field of Child and Youth Care for over 15 years. She holds an Advanced Diploma in Child and Youth Care (Humber College, 2005), an Advanced Certificate in Crisis Intervention and Counselling (Humber College, 2008) Specialized Honours Bachelor of Arts in Psychology (York University, 2010) and a Master of Social Work (University of Toronto, 2012).
Paola is also a Certified Trainer of the Purposeful Use of Daily Life Events (DLE) Training. She has worked in school, day treatment, hospital, residential, community, and community mental health settings. She worked as a supervisor of a youth employment program, and as a Youth Program Coordinator at a youth centre in Scarborough and is currently an Associate with Bartimaeus Inc. working with young people and their families. Paola has been teaching since 2010 and has been teaching at Centennial College since 2016.