Pauls is part of a 3-member partnership with NASA, the National Institute of Aerospace (NIA), and the Virginia Space Grant Consortium (VSGC). She is the program assistant for NASA's Center-unique Langley Aerospace Research Student Scholars (LARSS) Program, an internship program for undergraduate and graduate students at NASA Langley under the NIA, and is a VSGC employee serving as onsite program management staff at NASA Langley. She assists the LARSS program manager as a resource for students and mentors in the LARSS program, and assists in the coordination of many aspects of the program such as student recruitment, the review, selection, and notification process of interns, and assisting with housing for the LARSS program. Pauls assists in coordinating LARSS activities including student fun nights, student receptions, inviting speakers to come to LARSS events, and is a main point of contact for LARSS students. She has been the LARSS program assistant since 2006. For more information on LARSS, please visit the LARSS website.