(YOU)HSP Spotlight: Paola Scharberg

Published on 20 February 2023

Name: Paola Scharberg
Position: Advancement Coordinator
Favorite Food: Pizza and pasta
Hobbies: Making art, viewing art, reading, traveling and listening to music.
Favorite Book: Some of my favorite books are “In Cold Blood” by Truman Capote, “A Thousand Splendid Suns” by Khaled Hosseini and “Slaughterhouse Five” by Kurt Vonnegut.
Favorite TV Show: Some of my favorite TV shows are “Breaking Bad”, “Manhunt: The Unabomber” and “Euphoria.” Also, I’ll watch anything true crime.
Interesting Fact: I was born in a little town in southern Spain called Rota.

Tell us about yourself: As a Navy brat, I grew up oversees, mainly in Spain. As an adult, I moved to the United States in 2012, and since then, I’ve lived in New Mexico, Colorado and St. Louis. I’m a collage artist and an amateur photographer. I live with two dogs, a cat and my partner of 10 years. I’m a first-generation college graduate. Prior to working at UHSP, I was a legal assistant at a disability law firm.

What does a typical day look like for you? After snoozing once or twice, I make tea and get ready for work. I commute by public transportation and read on the way to work. Every day at the office is a little different depending on the needs of the department. After commuting back home, I cook dinner and then go to my home studio for some collage making.

What are you passionate about? I am passionate about art and sustainability.

What’s the best part about working at UHSP? The best part about working at UHSP are the people and the work-life balance. I enjoy interacting with everyone on campus. There’s a great sense of comradery, helpfulness and kindness. It’s great to work in such a positive and welcoming environment.

What do you want alumni, students and the campus community to know about advancement and alumni relations opportunities on and off campus? We are here to serve alumni, students, donors and the greater campus community by raising funds that support student scholarships and other programming.

There are many events on and off campus every year and there are plenty of volunteer opportunities for students and alumni. Take a look at our website to learn more about upcoming events and get involved! uhsp.edu/alumni.

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