Paula Campbell is from Co. Meath in the Republic of Ireland and lived there until she completed her secondary level education. Thereafter she moved to Dublin to pursue a degree in Commerce and German in University College Dublin. Paula spent her Erasmus year in Frankfurt, Germany, at the Goethe University. While in UCD, Paula was a member of the UCD ladies boat club, the karate club, and the UCD Young Fine Gael branch. She chaired the UCD YFG branch in her final year. During her time in UCD she worked part time in the UCD foundation, the fundraising arm of the university. Post degree, Paula joined the tax department of PwC Dublin as an associate and has worked her way up to her current role as Tax Manager, specialising in tax policy. Paula is a qualified Chartered Accountant and Chartered Tax Advisor. She has been the YFG International Secretary since 2017 and won the title of YFG Member of the Year in 2019.