Club: Sunshine Coast Rip
DOB: 4 September 1991
Tall Ferns Debut: 2015
Junior Association: Waitakere West
High School: Massey High School
Debuted for the Tall Ferns in 2015.
Played all 6 games for the Tall Ferns at the 2017 FIBA Asia Cup averaging 5.2 points per game and all 5 games at the 2019 FIBA Asia Cup.
Was a member of the 2018 Commonwealth Games bronze medal winning team averaging 6.3 points per game.
Played all three games at 2019 FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournament in Auckland.
Was part of the 2018 Tall Ferns 3×3 Gold medal winning team at the FIBA Asia Cup in China.
Played in Australia for Sunshine Coast Rip in the 2019 Queensland Basketball League averaging 17.1 points per game.
Paalvast spent 5 years at Monmouth University, New Jersey and graduated in 2014. In her senior year she averaged 13.2 points, 6.8 rebounds and 2.3 assists per game. She sits 7th on the all-time list of games played (121) for Monmouth and is one of just 17 players to have scored over 1,000 career points for the Hawks.
Paalvast then joined Micaela Cocks at Townsville Fire for the 2015-16 and 2016-17 seasons helping them win a WNBL championship in her first season with the club.
In 2017-18 played for Canberra Capitals where she was named Defensive Player of the Year.