Paloma began working for Spectrum in March 2022 as a Youth Counselor at the St. Albans Drop-In Center, where she hopes to build meaningful connections with youth in the area. She moved from New York to Burlington in 2017 and attended the University of Vermont, graduating with philosophy and political science degrees in May 2021.
Prior to Spectrum, she was a case aid for the Department for Children and Families in Williston, where she oversaw visits between children and their biological parents and transported youth around the state. She worked and interned in a variety of settings throughout college, including as a substitute teacher in Sleepy Hollow, an event planning intern for the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation, and as a leader of UVM’s philosophy club, A Different Voice. She spent her high school years volunteering wherever she could, gaining her a Volunteer Service Award for completing over 400 hours of service. Most notably, she helped run the Youth in Action club, which facilitated donation drives for the Midnight Run organization and helped get clothes, toiletries, and food to houseless people in New York City.
In her spare time, Paloma likes any and all crafts, especially crocheting. She is an avid skier and enjoys exploring Vermont’s wilderness while also getting to know the amazing community she now calls home.
Paloma uses she/her pronouns.