Paige received her B.A. in Communication Studies from Luther College and M.A. in Social Innovation and Sustainability Leadership from Edgewood College. Before joining the IPM Institute, she spent two years serving as an AmeriCorps volunteer in Northeast Iowa working in schools and rural communities to further sustainability efforts through education, gardening, and local food procurement. In addition to gardening, she is also interested in social and economic sustainability and their importance in larger systems. Outside of work her interests include baking, gardening, podcasts, and any outdoor activity.