A native Californian, Paul recently moved to Seattle in search of new experiences, and is excited to join our learning network.
Before coming to Philanthropy Northwest, Paul spent four years working in rural Thailand: one year with the Fulbright program in a village school in Khon Kaen, then three years working on a capacity-building project in Chiang Rai. Through these experiences, he developed a strong commitment to education as a means of fostering human development and intercultural understanding, and the values of empowering underprivileged and indigenous communities.
Paul earned a bachelor's degree in international studies from Pitzer College and has served in the U.S. military. He speaks Korean and Japanese, and is proficient in Thai. Outside the office, you might spot him trying to learn to ride a bike, making leather goods or sipping coffee in Pioneer Square.