As Gender Programming Advisor, Paula Orlando provides technical support to the organization on gender integration and the development of effective gender transformative programming globally. Paula joined Internews in 2019 and previously served as a Senior Program Officer, Gender & Knowledge.
Before joining Internews, Paula spent several years engaged research projects related to media, democracy, and social justice issues in the academic, non-profit, and private sectors. She started her career as a reporter for a local newspaper in her native Brazil, where she covered city politics and community stories. Paula has a B.A. in Journalism from São Paulo State University, a M.S. in Political Science from Illinois State University, with academic training in Gender Studies, and a PhD in Communication from American University, in addition to professional certifications in gender in development and gender training.