Paul is a proud NE Portland resident. He attended Benson Polytechnic High School and attended Lane Community College, University of Oregon, and Portland State University. He was a Black studies and social science major. Paul appreciates that Friends of the Children—Portland provides an environment to be equitable and inclusive for the youth and families it serves. He also appreciates that FriendsPDX provides space for youth to be fully themselves. Paul enjoys listening to music, watching Oregon Ducks sports, and going to the park with his dog, Canela.