Howdy! My name is Paige! I am a graduate student, ocean lover, planning fanatic, and a textbook optimist! I’m currently at UCLA pursuing a Ph.D. in Oceanography, focusing on biogeochemical cycling in the Southern California Bight (see my science Paige page for more way more details). I was born in the sunny snow of Denver Colorado, raised in the scorching hot orange groves of Redlands California, and came into my adult life in the paradise seaside of Santa Barbara, where I attended UCSB and majored in Physical Geography and Earth Science.
Outside of my current position as a graduate student at UCLA, I am a private math and science tutor! This will be my ninth year of teaching, this year bringing my tutoring practice to San Diego County. The hours I am able to spend with students every week are just as fun and insightful as they were when I first began a serious tutoring job in my sophomore year of college. (Feel free to reach out if you have any questions about being a tutor or if you are looking for tutoring! I also remotely tutor students over Zoom.)
Beyond work and academics, I have too many interests to list! I love swimming, running, camping, surfing, hiking, picnicking, and basically any excuse I can get to go outside. Oh- and I love tap dancing. Thankfully, I have a great group of friends crazy enough to join me on my adventures. When I am inside, I am writing or reading or generally having a hard time sitting still. My love of planning and organization led to my ETSY store, Fiat Lux Planning, and inspired me to post more about my student habits on this blog.
In 2019, I was a scientific visitor at the National Center for Atmospheric Research, working on the National Security Applications Program. In this program, I was working for the GIS team. We tackled any number of GIS-related issues, ranging from optimization of NCAR’s GIS resources to individual grants in collaboration with universities worldwide. (If you’d like to learn more about my work at NCAR, heres a little summary.) I feel incredibly lucky to have had the opportunity to work with so many incredible minds right out of my undergrad education!
And that’s enough about me!
But if you want more, here ya go: