Paulina attended Meserani Juu School. Her father died some time ago, and she lives in a boma with her mother and sister.
Paulina started Einoti Secondary School in January 2009. She completed her final year in November 2012, and moved to Tabora where she started a course at the VETA Vocational Training Centre. In January 2016 she started a two-year residential course at Arusha Vocational Training Centre, leading to a national Level II certificate. She was sponsored throughout her secondary education by Mrs. Teresa Lunn from Stockton, whose daughter is a member of staff at Acklam Grange School. Teresa is now sponsoring Paulina through her vocational training.