Paulina Rael Jaramillo began her writing career in 1991 as a contributing writer for the Inland Empire Hispanic News. She wrote special interest stories, profiles of community leaders and articles on political issues. In 1996 she began writing for Latina Style magazine as a freelance writer. Her articles focused on current events, career opportunities and entertainment. Between 1996 and 2002 she contributed to eight inspirational books published by Starburst Publishers. She began writing for EzineArticles in 2010 and has achieved Platinum status.
Paulina has a Master of Arts degree In Rehabilitation Counseling and is actively pursuing licensure as a Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC). In 2009 she published her first self-help book, A Time to Heal. She followed-up with a second book in 2010 titled Life Interrupted: Grief Recovery Guide and Workbook and is currently conducting Healing From Loss workshops.
Paulina was born and raised in the Southwest (NM) where her family roots are deeply embedded. Her most recent book, The American Southwest: Pride~Prejudice~Perseverance, provides a historical overview of the various cultures that have populated the Southwest from ancient times to the present and renders a clear perspective on immigration and the benefits to the United.States. The last chapter provides statistics regarding Latinos and education and examines the attainment gap. The forward for the book was written by Tom M. Rivera, Ed.D., Associate Dean of Undergraduate Studies. Paulina is currently lecturing at various colleges and universities on “Immigration and Education.”