Pauly immigrated to the States at the age of six to become the first of the family to graduate college and from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, ranked top in the country. In a family of five and the youngest, she watched her family struggle but quickly learned that money wasn't the key to happiness, making strong connections leads to happiness. Raised on the south side of Chicago, she learned that hustle is the only way to get ahead. At 22 she graduated college and teamed with her best friend Nika Koda to change the status quo of the starving artists to working artist. Currently there isn’t a simple way to commission artwork from young aspiring artists. Together Pauly and Nika created Hermit, a platform that connects art lovers who wish to purchase customized artwork directly from young artists. Her job at Hermit primarily focuses on connecting with prospective partners, customer acquisition, and designing the UX/UI. When she is not Hermiting around she spends her spare time giving back to the community by volunteering at the School of the Art Institute as an Entrepreneur in Residence, teaching students how to start their own business ventures. Additionally, as a part of the LGTBQ+ community, she noticed how difficult it was to find space for LGTBQ+ women to come together. To help solve this problem, she researched lesbian-owned social apps and tech companies where she could offer her extensive network a valuable forum. She found the HER Social App, joined the Chicago HER Team, and quickly became the Sponsorship Officer, bringing in more opportunities than the national team combined.