Adopted to a family of working parents struggling to make ends meet, Paige overcame poverty and homelessness. Her family filled her with love, religious values, and principles to treat all with the utmost respect. In a working family of housekeepers, she helped from a very young age after school by cleaning homes. At the age of 15, Paige was labeled as non-University material. Her senior year, Paige found herself homeless--a teacher and role model that believed in her drove her to school each day and was essential in her graduating high school.
Paige's story is one of perseverance and resilience. From a young age, she learned to overcome the odds and to have faith. She went from traveling 14 miles to go to school, from her one traffic light rural town, to traveling the globe where she served two tours of combat duty in Iraq in the Army. Paige received her bachelor's degree, in preparation for life after the uniform, at Dallas Baptist University. Paige has great pride in knowing she beat the odds to become a first-generation graduate, paving the road for her progeny. With this position, she sees an opportunity to pay it forward.