Paula Merida

Ms. Paula Merida

Assistant Director of Admissions for Communications

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Ms. Paula Merida graduated with her bachelor's degree in 2012 and her master's degree in 2016 from the University of Georgia. Her passion for helping students was sparked during her time in college where she held various leadership roles in student organizations dedicated to student involvement and academic success.

Merida joined the Admissions team at Georgia Gwinnett College as an admissions counselor in December of 2013. As an admissions counselor, she assisted students and families with the admissions process and served as a GGC representative at high school and business college recruitment activities. In 2017, she transitioned into the role of assistant director of Admissions for Communications. In this role, Merida oversees communication efforts for the Office of Admissions across multiple formats such as digital, social media and print. She also serves on several committees campus-wide. She enjoys encouraging students to pursue an education and to never give up on their dreams.

Merida is also very involved in her community, leading a Latino youth group at her local church. In her free time, she loves running, blogging, shopping, traveling, spending time with family and friends and rooting for her DAWGS.


  • Master's – The University of Georgia
  • Bachelor’s – The University of Georgia