Very few people believe me when I say that I lived in the jungle when I was 4 years old. The jungle? Yes, the jungle. For a year, I lived in a small town and municipality in Colombia called Puerto Leguízamo – a place surrounded by the beauty of the Amazon rainforest. My parents, proud officers of the Colombian Army and the Colombia Navy, moved every two years and took me with them whenever it was safe.Changing schools, making new friends, losing friends, meeting people from different backgrounds, trying different food, and adapting to both rural and urban environments became a normal part of my life.
I became a very independent, determined, and adventurous person at a young age. I graduated high school at the age of fifteen, moved to the U.S. by myself when I was sixteen, and became a lawyer before turning twenty-five. I have lived in 6 cities, studied in 3 continents, visited over forty cities worldwide, and jumped from a plane. I love history, dogs, and guacamole. I can’t put down a good book and I like dancing when no one’s watching.
My experiences have helped nurture my curious mind, my willingness to understand other people, and my desire to help others. I discovered my passion for immigration work when I was in law school and decided to jump in with both feet to make it my career. At Klinke Immigration, I work with an amazing group of women who are hard-working, compassionate, sincere, and supportive. I truly believe God put me in this path to serve others, to be brave, and to be patient. And for that, I am forever grateful.
Paula graduated Cum Laude from Kennesaw State University where she obtained her Bachelor’s degree in International Business with a Concentration in Management. In 2014, Paula graduated from Florida Coastal School of Law and began her career in the immigration field. Upon graduation, she received aPro Bono Award for her contribution of over 600 hours of immigration work with low-income clients.
Paula is fluent in Spanish. As an immigrant herself, she understands the complexity of the U.S.immigration system and enjoys guiding families through the different immigration processes. She also has experience in the areas of real estate law and corporate law. Paula is a member of the Georgia Bar and the American Immigration Lawyers Association.