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Our presenter: Paola Guzman is the Social Services Director for Houston Immigration and Legal Services Collaborative and is responsible for leading the strategy, operations and logistics of collaborative projects that streamline immigrant access to social and legal services; developing short- and long-term goals centered through a trauma informed lens; co-managing HILSC events, and mentoring professionals interested in working in non-traditional social work settings to provide holistic services. Previously, Paola worked as the Social Services Coordinator for KIND (Kids in Need of Defense) where she provided referrals to direct social services organizations, trauma informed emotional support for unaccompanied minors, professional development and trainings for attorneys, as well as strategic development and growth of the KIND SSC team nationwide.
Paola was born and raised in Los Angeles, California and moved to Houston in May of 2017 where she has worked in the immigrant justice space. Paola holds a Master of Social Work degree from the University of Southern California (USC) and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Sociology and Spanish from Mount St. Mary’s University.