Paula Veciana graduated in Economics from Universitat Pompeu Fabra and has Master’s degrees in International Studies from the University of Barcelona, and in Applied Economics from the Autonomous University of Barcelona. She has worked her entire career in the social sector. Paula has worked for eight years (2002-2011) at Fundació Un Sol Món (the foundation of one of the majors savings bank in Spain) in different areas: microcredit, venture capital for social business, research and dissemination.
Then, for five years (2011 to 2016) she has worked at the Fundació Jaume Bofill (a foundation for educational projects) where she led a successful pilot program for reading comprehension with more than 1,000 volunteers and has modeled for his reply in a social franchise model; she has also coordinated several impact evaluations of educational programs, and has worked on a lobby project in the vocational training area. In 2016, she joined Tandem Social, a cooperative that provides consulting to organizations and social business and has become the director of Social Business City Barcelona.
Since 2008 she has been Professor of Economics at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona.