Afterschool Program Specialist
Paris was born and raised just outside of San Francisco, California so she is thrilled to be back in warm weather here in Texas! After graduating from Iowa State University in 2015 with a Bachelor’s degree in journalism, she worked as a news producer for a local TV news station in northwest Ohio. She moved to Austin in April 2016 and decided to pursue a career in social work after serving as an afterschool teacher in the 4th /5th grade class at Barrington Elementary with Side by Side Kids! She is now currently in the second year of her Masters of Social Work program at UT – Austin and is enjoying the focus on serving children and adults in the community. As a four-year student athlete in college, Paris experienced the power and passion of teamwork and is excited about the opportunity to be part of the SBSK team in connecting with the youth in Austin. She loves spending time in the classroom learning from students and being involved in the experience of growing with God as a group!
When not studying or working, Paris enjoys spending time with her husband, attending UT football games, taking her dog to the park and reading the latest issue of People magazine.