Paula Mendoza is a native Houstonian. She is known as an entrepreneur, innovator, advocate and barrier-breaker. In 2011, with one hundred dollars in her business bank account, Mendoza established Possible Missions, Inc. It is an experienced project management company specializing in Project Management Solutions throughout all industries across the country. Possible Missions, Inc. is on track to exceed $20 million in both project management services and product sales. She earned a B.S. degree in Criminal Justice from the University of Houston and later completed continuing studies in both the Community Minority Business Advancement Program and the Rules of Engagement: A Leadership Institute provided by the University of Texas at Austin. Mendoza was appointed as the first Hispanic woman to serve as chairman of the Texas Ethics Commission (TEC) from 2009-2010, has been the only female to serve a full two-year term as chairman of the Texas Association of Mexican American Chambers of Commerce (TAMACC), and she has also served as a past board member of the Texas Board of Public Accountants. In 2013, Mendoza was appointed to a six-year term to the University Of Houston System Board Of Regents, becoming the first Hispanic female to receive the prestigious appointment.