Paula Garcia Todd

Powder Springs, GA, US
Field of Work 
DuPont Nutrition & Biosciences
Job Title or "Student" 
Global Strategic Manager
Pennsylvania State University
Chemical Engineering
Education Level 
Profile Biography 
For over 15 years, Paula Garcia Todd has helped people through pharmaceuticals. Her vast experience ranges from working in manufacturing, to creating patented polymer innovations in labs, to solving formulation issues for global pharmaceutical companies, to now building the global strategy to drive growth in her business at DuPont.

Paula is passionate about introducing STEM to young children. She has volunteered on boards and organizations focused on increasing the number of female and under-represented students in STEM fields, especially engineering, for the past decade. She was named a AAAS IF/THEN® Ambassador through the American Association for the Advancement of Science for her devoted work in STEM outreach and will be featured in a life-sized statue exhibit of outstanding women in STEM fields. In 2020, she was named Woman of the Year in Engineering by Women in Technology and a Community Trailblazer Award winner by Million Women Mentors.

Paula holds a Bachelor of Science and Master of Science in Chemical Engineering from the Pennsylvania State University. She and her husband, Doug, have 3 children and enjoy traveling and playing outdoors. You can follow her on Twitter and Instagram @WatchMeSTEM.
Travel, Sports
Race & Ethnicity 
Hispanic or Latino
Level of Participation 
After-school visit, In-school visit, Online role model
My Experience 
I have been a Role Model many times.
No Preference
Career exploration activities, Fun demonstrations or materials, Identifying other role models, Online Mentoring (email or Skype)
Program Affiliation 
AAAS If/Then Ambassador, Society of Women Engineers (SWE)

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