Paul is a masters rower, coach of the River City Rowing Club mens masters team, and former NCAA Academic All-American basketball player. He leads the team with 20-plus years of experience in industrial research and product development in bioengineering, health care, sports science, and data analytics. Paul has earned three degrees in mechanical engineering: Ph.D. and M.S. degrees from the University of California, Berkeley and a B.S. from Texas A&M.