Paula is an analyst at the Raymond James Chicago office. She mainly provides support on K-12 Illinois and local issuer financing deals, including new money and refunding analyses. Prior to joining Raymond James in July 2017, Paula started her public finance career at William Blair, providing analytical support to the banking team as well as supporting Illinois and Massachusetts bankers on K-12 and local issuer structuring deals. While there, she worked on several referendum and non-referendum Illinois municipal bond issuances for school districts. Prior to starting her public finance role, she was at Ryan LLC, a property tax consulting firm, where she handled tax compliance and assessment analyses for corporate clients and provided solutions on their property tax liabilities. She also helped on tax budgeting as well as property tax appeals in different counties and states. She holds her Series 7, 50, 52 and 63 licenses. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in applied economics and finance from De La Salle University, Manila, Philippines.