Paige completed her Honours BSocSci in International Development and Globalization, minoring in Environmental Studies and studying bilingually at the University of Ottawa in 2017. Throughout her studies and thereafter, her focus has always been on environmental aspects of food security and regenerative agriculture. This has involved mostly non-profit work, such as helping new farmers in Ottawa access resources, reduce barriers to entry, and teaching elementary students in Richmond, BC about the food system and how to grow their own food. Paige also has her Permaculture Design Certificate, and has linked it to academic research through field research in Taiwan on Indigenous Ecological Knowledge. No stranger to getting dirty in the field, she has worked on several organic farms and homesteads in Europe, Canada, and Central America. In her career thus far, Paige enjoyed most working with local government partners in advocacy work and there she turned her interest to the power of policy. She hopes to use her policy skills to innovate sustainable food systems locally and globally.
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