Paige (she/her) is the Grants and Administration Specialist for the Pacific ADA. She is most excited about her role in seeking and developing funding opportunities to expand the Pacific ADA’s impact.
Paige holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of South Carolina in Contemporary Dance Choreography and Performance, and a Master of Arts from the University of Central Florida in Exceptional Students Education K-12. Paige spent her early career working as an Educator and Competition Specialist for the large non-profit Orlando Science Center (OSC). She provided student-based inquiry and STEM curriculum both on and offsite for K-12 graders, as well as teaching full-day break and summer camp classes, and supporting the full-time preschool located within OSC.
Paige then held various roles within the youth department of Able South Carolina (Able SC), and Center for Independent Living. Paige built up the largest and youngest team within Able SC , becoming Director of Youth Transition Programs. Paige developed and oversaw various large federal contracts that allowed her team to provide direct services to students with disabilities. Paige provided technical assistance, professional development and mentoring to other Centers for Independent Living, and professionals working with students and youth with disabilities. Towards the end of Paige’s role at Able SC, she transitioned to Grants Coordinator; wanting to see more of the organizational larger picture, and the opportunity to develop and support grants and program efforts beyond youth specific scope, before coming to Pacific ADA.