She is the 50th victim of Jason Voorhees.
Paula was the best friend of Megan Garris, Sissy Baker and Cort Andrews and the good friend of a little girl Camper Nancy Perry. She always hangs out with them until the day she and her friends went to Sheriff Garris and reported to him that her sister, Lizabeth, and Darren Robinson - the councilors in charge of Camp Forest Green, hadn't arrived and children were arriving the next morning.
Later that night at Camp Forest Green, aka Camp Crystal Lake, she and Sissy played "Camp Blood" - a card game inspired by the massacres of Jason Voorhees, when they both heard noises coming from outside the window and thought that Cort was trying to scare them.
Later Paula tries to get Nancy back to bed because she was scared of "The Monster" - she had seen Jason in her cabin. Paula took her back and helped her get back to sleep. Feeling that she was being followed, she ran back to her cabin, where she noticed that Sissy still hadn't came back. Scared when the wind blew the door open, she regained her composure and tried to close the door, only to encounter Jason. She screamed in horror as Jason broke in and slashed her, threw her corpse through a window, pulled it back in the cabin, and continued to slash her, killing her.
Later, Sheriff Garris arrived to check on the camp, and discovered her cabin soaked in blood.