Paula Vasquez Alzate joined McKnight in October 2020 and is currently the program and grants associate for Vibrant & Equitable Communities with the Grants & Program Operations department. In this role, Paula supports all aspects of the grantmaking process for Vibrant & Equitable Communities grantee partners. Paula is passionate about developing internal grantmaking tools and processes that foster ongoing learning, while keeping equity at the core of her and the Foundation’s work.

During her tenure, Paula has provided administrative and operations support to the Vibrant & Equitable Communities and Arts & Culture programs, and assisted with the Lake Street Alignment project, grantmaking redesign effort, and the Ford ACT initiative. She has dedicated her career to working with underrepresented communities. Equity is at the core of her work as she strives to support systems change.

ກ່ອນທີ່ຈະ McKnight, Paula ໄດ້ເຮັດວຽກຢູ່ສູນ Cowles ເປັນຜູ້ປະສານງານດ້ານການສຶກສາແລະການມີສ່ວນຮ່ວມຂອງຊຸມຊົນແລະຢູ່ Northrop ເປັນຜູ້ຝຶກງານການພັດທະນາ (ທັງສອງອົງການແມ່ນຜູ້ໃຫ້ທຶນ McKnight). ນາງສະຫນັບສະຫນູນບໍລິສັດເຕັ້ນລໍາ Black Label Movement ເປັນສະມາຊິກຄະນະກໍາມະການແລະເປັນອະດີດຜູ້ຍ້າຍບໍລິສັດ.

ນາງໄດ້ຮັບປະລິນຍາຕີດ້ານສິລະປະການເຕັ້ນລໍາຈາກມະຫາວິທະຍາໄລ Minnesota ແລະປະຈຸບັນກໍາລັງຮຽນ MBA ຢູ່ໂຮງຮຽນການຄຸ້ມຄອງ Carlson. Paula ເກີດແລະໃຫຍ່ຢູ່ໃນໂຄລໍາເບຍແລະຍ້າຍໄປສະຫະລັດໃນ 2014. ນາງໄດ້ອາໄສຢູ່ໃນນະຄອນນິວຢອກແລະໄມອາມີແລະປະຈຸບັນອາໄສຢູ່ໃນ Minneapolis.