Paulina has an M.A. in English language and literature from the University of Virginia and a B.A. in English and Psychology from the University of Texas at Austin. She has worked closely with MBA applicants for the past year and with undergraduate applicants for the past seven years to hone their essay writing skills, something that she is particularly passionate about. Paulina is a native Spanish speaker and has experience as both an English and Spanish tutor. She understands that learning a second language can be a difficult but wonderfully rewarding task; she is excited to join the Speak! team to further encourage and foment such an attitude. Before joining Speak!, she worked as a writing tutor, research assistant and grader at the University of Virginia. Paulina also has a background in educational psychology, communication, and art instruction.