Hi, I’m Paula. I'm a Colombian-American writer and editor, raised mostly in Texas and currently based in Brooklyn, New York. I’ve been writing since I could pick up a pencil. My first published piece was at age six, and was a poem about my then-boxer puppy Bubbles.
I write about the arts, food, culture, the Internet, media, and other ephemera for The New Yorker, New York Magazine, NPR, The Paris Review, Rolling Stone, and many others. I've also edited for the likes of NPR Music's Turning the Tables (which won a 2018 Gracie Award from the Alliance for Women in Media), helped edit and launch Atlas Obscura’s food and drink vertical, Gastro Obscura, and have produced radio with Red Bull Music Academy and KTRU Rice Radio.
My first book, about The Jesus and Mary Chain’s ‘Psychocandy,’ was published October 2016 on Bloomsbury Press as a part of the 33 1/3 series.
Get in touch regarding stories, panel and speaking opportunities, pitches, questions, or if you just want to say hello.