Paula Allen's professional career has a strong focus on improving lives using the power and impact of art. In 2016 Allen received her MFA in Film from Vermont College of Fine Art. Her wide range of Knowledge in multiple art platforms makeher a versatile artist, teacher and film maker. Allen's community arts projects have reached hundreds of thousands of families world wide. Allen's drawings for the Early Learning Coalition of Hillsborough Counties VPK calendars reached millions of families over the 5 years she illustrated them. She received the Humanitarian award in 2011 from the Tampa Human Rights Council for her work in the community with underserved children. Nominated for Women of the year in Community service in 2008 by the St. Petersburg Florida chamber of commerce. Performer of projected art on Museums and Logo Artist for St Petersburg Florida's First night in 2007. Director of The Teco Children's Gallery for Hillsborough County's Children's Board for many years Allen reached out to creating art with children reaching public places in Tampa and around the world. Allen attended the Art Institute of Boston out of high School where she worked with teachers like painter, Dominic Cretera. Later she attended the College of St Rose known for it's visual art department and it's Art Education programs. At SUNY Albany Allen studied in their MA in Theatre program as an actor, writer, and teaching assistant in drama. Currently Allen is producing and directing a film using children's art to help disappearing Bee populations. Allen has worked on many Cultural Affairs Grants working in communities with Children creating Murals, Films and international art exchanges as Administrator, Artist and producer. Allen's next project is in the works for 2020 with a focus on the Environment.