Born in Palo Alto, California, Paula Barrow lived all over the world before finally moving to Long Beach in 1990. She joined the Junior League of Long Beach in 2003 to get more involved and serve her community. In the thirteen years since, there has never been a position where she didn’t learn something new. Most notably, in the last four years as a CalSPAC delegate and trainer, Paula has passionately advocated in Sacramento and Long Beach for such League causes as education, family support, health, violence prevention, and human trafficking. Paula’s committee placements over the years include Advocacy (chair), Kids in the Kitchen (chair), Nominating (chair), Marketing, and New Member Training.
Paula puts her League training to work in various roles impacting the community. She chaired the Homeless Services Advisory Committee for the city of Long Beach for the last five years and, for the past two years, co-chaired Rep. Alan Lowenthal’s Young Women’s Empowerment Conference. In 2015, Assemblyman Patrick O’Donnell named Paula a “Woman of Distinction,” recognizing her important contributions to making Long Beach a better place to live and work
Paula holds a bachelor’s degree in Politics from the University of California at Santa Cruz as well as a master’s in Public Administration from CSULB. She consults on various topics for local non-profit organizations and governments, including the city of Long Beach. When not volunteering or working, you will likely find her having fun with Brian, her husband of 22 years, and Kathryn, their 12-year-old daughter.