San Juan native Paula Rivera traveled extensively in her childhood. After attaining a bachelor’s degree in communications and media from Pennsylvania State University, she moved to Los Angeles to study animation. Although she considers herself to be nomadic by nature, Paula returned to her hometown of San Juan to rediscover her heritage. She has a great deal of civic pride and is passionate about sharing the local culture and sights with travelers, a role she currently undertakes as Destination Puerto Rico’s project coordinator managing their online presence. And when she is not virtually guiding visitors through the endless possibilities to explore in her beloved city, Paula takes to ink and paper to express her creativity.