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Paulani Cortez-Villas

Engagement Manager, GIFFORDS
Paulani Cortez-Villas joined Giffords in 2020 as the engagement manager. In this role, she leads the Courage Fellows program, manages relationships with medical and public health partners, and works with gun owners fighting for gun safety.

Prior to joining Giffords, Paulani served as a policy fellow at the Partnership for America’s Children, where she worked on federal policy issues affecting children and families, with a particular focus on immigration and health policy. Paulani holds a BA from Princeton University and an MPP from Harvard University.