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.
McKnight ka hor, Paula waxa ay ka soo shaqeysay Xarunta Cowles iyada oo ah iskuduwaha waxbarashada iyo ka qaybgalka bulshada iyo Northrop iyada oo ah layli horumarineed (labada ururba waa deeqaha McKnight). Waxay taageertaa shirkadda qoob-ka-cayaarka Black Label Movement xubin guddi ahaan iyo waa dhaqdhaqaaqii hore ee shirkadda.
Waxay jaamicadda Minnesota ka haysataa shahaadada koowaad ee fanka fanka qoob ka ciyaarka waxayna hadda MBA ka waddaa Carlson School of Management. Paula waxay ku dhalatay kuna kortay Colombia waxayna u guurtay Maraykanka 2014. Waxay ku noolayd magaalooyinka New York iyo Miami waxayna hadda degan tahay Minneapolis.