Associate Organizer, BOLD Justice in Broward County, Florida
Born and raised in Parsonsfield, Maine, Paige graduated from Colby College with a degree in biology and sociology. While there she organized Colby’s Alternative Spring Break program, worked as a site director for Let’s Get Ready, and volunteered at the local homeless shelter. With a passion for health and social justice, Paige interned at the Maine Medical Center and Preble Street Learning Collaborative, where she helped provide access to health care for the homeless. While interning Paige witnessed how the homeless were routinely taken advantage of and left out of various systems. She heard how powerless these individuals felt to change their circumstances and knew she wanted to be involved in changing this system.
After graduating, Paige was selected as an Emerson National Hunger Fellow, a program that aims to connect direct service experiences with national policy making. Paige completed her field work with the Treasure Coast Food Bank in Fort Pierce, Florida. While there, Paige worked to establish new partnerships with local agencies to improve food access for seniors of color, specifically those living in rural parts of the area. For the policy component Paige worked at the Center for Law and Social Policy in Washington, DC where she served on the Youth Policy Team.
During her time as a Fellow, Paige saw the disconnect between what people were experiencing in local communities and what national policy makers considered to be the real issues. She grew frustrated with this and began looking for community organizing jobs. In the fall of 2018 Paige was hired to work for BOLD Justice in Broward County, Florida. She is currently working with BOLD Justice leaders on a campaign to ensure senior safety in nursing homes and assisted living facilities.