As Executive Director of the Broadcom Foundation and Director of Broadcom Corporation Community Affairs, Paula Golden is responsible for all aspects of the Broadcom Foundation, which includes funding education and research initiatives in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) worldwide.
She also oversees the volunteer activities of 13,000 employees at Broadcom, a global Fortune 500 company and leading innovator in semiconductor solutions for wired and wireless communications.
Paula earned her undergraduate degree in English and Education from Wellesley College and was Assistant Dean and Instructor of Law at New England School of Law, where she earned her Juris Doctor, cum laude. As Chief Counsel and Deputy Registrar of the Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles (DMV), Paula served on the Governor’s High Technology Council and helped transition this state regulatory agency to integrated online services. She also served as Executive Director of the Engineering Center and Engineering Center Education Trust, Director of Development for UCLA Neurosciences, and Vice President of the Saint John’s Health Center Foundation.
At Broadcom Paula has developed the Broadcom MASTERS®, a program of Society for Science & the Public, the premier international middle-school science and engineering competition designed to engage students between the ages of 11 and 14 in project-based learning and inspire them to continue studies in math and science through high school in order to achieve college and career goals. She partners with nonprofits, government entities, formal and informal learning programs, and Broadcom employee-volunteers throughout the world to develop STEM learning processes and teacher training that will assist young people from all strata of society to become scientists, engineers, and innovators of the future. She oversees Broadcom Foundation’s university research funding, which reaches over forty renowned universities worldwide, and directs the Broadcom Foundation University Research Competition.