Paris is originally from Los Angeles, California and comes to the Volunteer Center with a deep commitment to community building and volunteerism. She earned her BA in Psychology and Women Studies from the University of Kansas in 2009 and received her MS in Social Work from the University of Louisville in 2015. For the past several years, she has worked with local community based organizations and human service organizations in the fields of nonprofit administration, domestic violence, teen pregnancy, and children aging out of foster care. She is led by a passion for sustainability, civic responsibility and connecting adults to purposeful volunteerism in the community.
In her work at the Volunteer Center, Paris uses her passion and experience to encourage individuals to give back their time, talents, and gifts to their local community. Her desire for community involvement drives her to inform people through presentations, fairs, and individual consultations about the many volunteer opportunities across the South Plains. Paris’s personal philosophy is to inspire others by encouraging them to tap into the knowledge and wisdom they already possess.
In her free time, she loves swimming and reading books. Paris enjoys traveling and experiencing other cultures especially with her husband, a native New Yorker. They often take time to visit their family either in New York or Los Angeles.