A native of the West Texas borderland, Paulino grew up in El Paso, regularly spending summers with his grandmother in Ciudad Juárez, Mexico. These summers included frequent walks to the local tortilla factory, which reaffirmed his unwavering belief that the tortilla is humankind’s greatest invention.
Paulino currently serves as Grants Processing Associate for Scholarship Funds. He finds this work especially rewarding and motivating because it contributes to helping students achieve their educational aspirations.
Before joining The Dallas Foundation, Paulino spent nearly two decades working in various capacities for nonprofit arts organizations and in higher education, including Texas Performing Arts, El Paso Holocaust Museum, and The Dallas Opera. He earned a bachelor’s degree in music from The University of Texas at Austin. Paulino maintains a small cello studio with a handful of students, and he enjoys attending live music events and reading about social movements in Latin American history.