Paola Kwan

Hi! I’m Paola, a missionary at UCLA!


“My only desire now is to love Jesus even to folly.”

St. Therese of Lisieux

Where I serve

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My team: Robert, Perla, and Jared

Jesus has invited me to return for my second year at the University of California Los Angeles (4s up!)

My Story

I grew up in a loving Catholic home, but for most of my life, rather than knowing my belovedness as a daughter of Christ, I defined myself by who my friends were, what parties I went to, who I was dating, what my grades were, and anything else except for what truly mattered. It wasn’t until I got involved at CU Boulder’s Catholic center and began praying daily that I got to know the person of Jesus Christ and thus know myself in Him. I couldn’t believe how much of life I’d been missing out on, and felt the call to share this abundant life and love that I’d encountered with other women. I am so excited to walk with my students on this journey of love that has brought me such immense joy.

Your Impact

When I answered the call to join FOCUS, I made the decision to rely on the spiritual and financial support of mission partners to help me through this mission. I’ve been blessed with the most amazing people who have journeyed with me as I serve on campus. If you are interested in partnering with me, please let me know of the best way to reach you and I will schedule an appointment. I’d be honored to share this mission with you.

Find other missionaries

FOCUS brings the joy of the Gospel to colleges and parishes across the United States (and beyond)!
FOCUS Find A Missionary Know Love Serve God Monstrance

Know, Love and Serve God

We encounter God in an intimate relationship through daily prayer, the sacraments and the Scriptures.

FOCUS Find A Missionary Build Virtuous Friendships Together

Build Virtuous Friendships

By building genuine friendships, we meet students on a deeper level.

FOCUS Find A Missionary Teach Others Share Christ Smiling

Teach Others to Share Christ

We teach students how to share the gospel, who in turn teach other students how to pass it on.

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