Paula is from Lisbon but she lived great part of her life between Portugal, Macau, Belgium, Barcelona and London. She is an architect, but a personal interest lead her to conclude a MSc on Light & Lighting in London where she also worked with several lighting practices and clients as an independent lighting designer.

Since 2009, Paula has based herself in Lisbon where she keeps her activity as a lighting designer. She´s also a Pecha Kucha local organiser, a platform for creative people to share their work and ideas.

In 2011 she was the winner of the Light World Tour, a competition sponsored by Philips that gave a lighting professional the opportunity to travel the world in 3 months.