Paula Mendiola

Paula Mendiola

Sr. Talent Acquisition Specialist

With over two decades of experience, Paula Mendiola serves as the Senior Talent Acquisition Specialist at Dunaway’s Houston office. She is an experienced talent acquisition leader with a passion for people and building best-in-class organizations by attracting, hiring, developing, and retaining top talent. Paula has demonstrated relationship-building skills with a talent for bridging the gap between operations and HR.


Why did you choose this career?

I think it chose me! I accepted my first job out of college not really knowing exactly what I wanted to do long term and not expecting to stay in recruiting. Well, 20+ years later here I am! I have a passion for helping people and building relationships, and I get to do just that.

What do you do in your spare time? Do you have any interesting hobbies?

I enjoy spending time with my family and friends. I love to cook, go to plays, and spend time at the pool during the summer months!

What makes you laugh the most?

My husband! He has a knack for doing voices and impressions. He is a jokester and always keeps me laughing!

What’s the best gift you’ve ever received?

This is a hard one. I would rather give than receive!