Pauline graduated from UNSW in 2007 with first class honours for a Bachelor of Optometry.
She worked as a full scope optometrist in various rural and metropolitan practices across Australia. In 2010, she joined the Brien Holden Vision Institute as a research optometrist, and undertook clinical trials in both Australia and China. She has special interests on contact lens, myopia, and have presented in both international and domestic optometric conferences. Pauline underwent further training and obtained her Graduate Certificate of Ocular Therapeutics and Master of Optometry degree in 2015. Apart from working in private practices, Pauline also holds a teaching and research academic position in UNSW.