Program Manager, Business Advising
Paola Castellanos is the Program Manager for Business Advising at Pacific Community Ventures. She is responsible for connecting entrepreneurs nationwide with the valuable resources they need to run and grow their businesses successfully.
Paola works hands-on with volunteer business advisors, entrepreneurs, and community partner organizations to provide support to our thriving and ever-growing network as it further expands nationwide. The goal is to support and foster small businesses that operate in and hire from economically underserved communities. Paola has extensive experience in business development with a diverse array of companies, from nonprofits to chambers of commerce to large privately-held global corporations. She also has over 10 years of event and project management experience, with a focus on community engagement and corporate social responsibility.
Fluent in Spanish and French, Paola earned her bachelor’s degree from Saint Mary’s College, in Moraga, CA. She double majored in International Studies with a focus in Latin American, and French Language and Literature.