Paula Adams is the Director of Airports Administration for the Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA), the Los Angeles City department that owns and operates two Southern California Airports: Los Angeles International (LAX) and Van Nuys Airport (VNY). Ms. Adams leads and directs the Department of Administrative programs at LAWA. She gives direction on the administrative activities in the Human Resources, Risk Management, and Procurement Divisions. Ms. Adams has studied as an exchange student in Sao Paulo, Brazil. She holds a BA degree from UC Santa Barbara; a MPA Degree from Cal State Dominguez Hills; and a Certificate in Corporate Litigation from UCLA. Ms. Adams is a Los Angeles resident and has two teenage daughters, Meghan and Peyton.