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Originally from Chihuahua, Chihuahua, Mexico, Paulina moved to the US when she was 17 years old, it was a challenge for her to learn a different language and a whole new culture.
She loves different forms of performing arts. Starting at age 6 she performed for a local theater company in Juarez as “Pepper” in Little Orphan Annie (in Spanish!). And ever since she has been trained and involved in many productions. She is very passionate about her Mexican heritage and constantly encourages others to appreciate the beauty of her own and other cultures in the world.
Alarcon enjoys the outdoors, being a Coloradoan for most of her stay in the US she learned to appreciate the beauty of the wilderness and breathtaking views. She has a vivid passion for traveling. She proudly says she has visited 9 different countries throughout her life, “traveling helps me understand the different ways we portray perspective, I find different cultures from all over the world fascinating and has been an amazing journey for me to experience them,” Alarcon said.
Paulina worked closely with the Mora Arts & Cultural Compound in Mora NM as a Community Organizer coordinating many community projects. She has a passion for community development, networking, organizing projects, etc. She was in charge of helping community volunteers find a great fit for their skills and interests, attending community organization meetings, and coordinating efforts, helping Mora communicate projects, events and opportunities to the community.
The experience in Northern New Mexico helped Paulina develop skills in the nonprofit world. She is now currently working as an Administrative Assistant to the CDO at the Hispano Chamber of Commerce in Albuquerque, and she is very happy to learn about #commercecommunityculture.