Born and raised in Parsonsfield, Maine, Paige graduated from Colby College with a degree in biology and sociology. 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. On campus, Paige organized Colby’s Alternative Spring Break program, which offers students an opportunity to explore social justice issues and their own privilege. Paige has also spent time working as a site director for Let’s Get Ready, where she worked to provide SAT preparation and college admissions assistance to disadvantaged high school students.
Meg attended Saint Louis University for her undergraduate and graduate degrees, studying public health with a concentration in behavioral science and health education. While at SLU, Meg studied abroad in Madrid, Spain, spent summers working for a nonprofit in Central Appalachia, and participated in a summer immersion program in Nicaragua where she had the opportunity to work with farmers, church leaders, and grassroots organizers. As a graduate student, she interned with the Child Health Advocacy and Outreach department of St. Louis Children’s Hospital and assisted refugees with healthcare access at The International Institute of St. Louis, a resettlement agency. She also conducted evaluation and outreach as the Community Engagement Fellow for the St. Louis MetroMarket, a nonprofit mobile farmer’s market committed to ending food deserts in St. Louis.