Paulette R. I. Gibbins, PE, LEED AP BD+C, CPSM Project Director


If you played hooky for a day, where would we find you?

Probably out of state. I enjoy traveling and have always thought it would be fun to go to the airport one morning and find out what flights I could take to discover a new city.

Where do you gain your confidence?

My parents have always supported my varied goals and dreams. They have a can do attitude, which they have instilled in me. Everything is possible, you just have to commit to the hard work to make it happen.

Where would you live, if it couldn’t be Austin?

I grew up near Washington DC and find it to be a wonderful city. However, a few years ago I had the opportunity to move to DC, but turned it down because I wanted to stay here. I’ve been in Austin for over 10 years and love it.

Are you involved in any community involvement/charity? If so which ones?

I’m a big sister with Big Brothers Big Sisters. My Little and I have been matched for seven years. This is a great organization and it is amazing to see the changes my Little has undergone as a result of our match. She has gone from being a shy, introverted girl who watched the world go on around her, to being a confident, young woman is involved with her school and proactively looks for opportunities to enrich her life.

What do you enjoy about Austin?

The many city supported outdoor amenities – Town Lake Trail, pools and splash pads, parks and trails and Zilker Outdoor Theater.