Paula Braun is a speaker, entrepreneur, and educator. She strives to help others to do innovative work that matters. Paula is renowned for her ability to connect with diverse audiences and has spoken at the White House Office and Science and Technology Policy, Harvard University, Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT, National Prescription Drug Abuse and Heroin Summit, among other prominent meetings and conferences.
She was the first Entrepreneur-in-Residence at the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and has taught in the Executive Masters of Public Health Program at Emory University. Previously, Paula lived and worked at the US Embassies in Baghdad, Iraq and Kabul, Afghanistan for two consecutive years and was later selected by the American Association of University Women as a Selected Professions Fellow to pursue a Master's Degree at the Institute for Advanced Analytics. After that, she worked as a data scientist for Elder Research, a predictive analytics firm.
Paula helps people to cultivate a sense of humor, to see their flaws and simultaneously hold themselves in high regard, and to become more comfortable experimenting outside of their comfort zones. Outside of work, she enjoys reading, traveling, photography, hiking, biking, dancing, and performing standup comedy.