Paulina Portilla serves as Manager of Membership at LAVCA where she coordinates onboarding, maintenance, and engagement for both current and prospective LAVCA members. Paulina is also the Manager of Membership for EMPEA, where she ensures members are kept abreast of the latest activity in emerging markets. Paulina’s role across both organizations is to help investors stay connected with global and regional networks of like-minded peers.
Paulina obtained her B.A. from Sarah Lawrence College where she concentrated in Intercultural Studies and Mandarin Chinese. As an undergraduate, she studied abroad at Donghua University in Shanghai, China where she worked on the Marketing and Communications team at Vorwerk, a German appliance company. Before joining EMPEA, Paulina worked in member relations at the United States-Mexico Chamber of Commerce. Paulina is fluent in Spanish and has intermediate proficiency in Mandarin Chinese.
Bachelor of Arts, Intercultural Studies and Mandarin Chinese, Sarah Lawrence College
Languages: English, Spanish, Mandarin