Elizabeth Paige, a law student at the University of Baltimore, has served UB and greater Baltimore with distinction. One of Ms. Paige's most special accomplishments is her work in helping to establish a campus food pantry here at UB. She has focused her work on ensuring law students are treated equitably, helping students secure faith-based accommodations, supporting students by volunteering as a note-taker for Disability and Access Services, and speaking out on issues facing the LGBTQIA community at UB. Ms. Paige has committed herself to supporting and advancing Title IX initiatives on campus, including development of sexual misconduct awareness programs. Ms. Paige is the ideal example of how a student at the University of Baltimore can change a community for the better.
I am passionate about making higher education inclusive and accessible for everyone. As a first-generation college graduate, I am keenly aware of the culture shock and difficulties that first-generation and low-income students face in pursuit of their academic and professional goals. Seeing food insecurity on my campus firsthand, I was compelled to help and led the development of the UB Campus Food Pantry, which provides food, hygiene items, and connections to local resources and assistance programs. For the last two and a half years, I have served as the Title IX Special Projects Assistant for the university, developing awareness and prevention campaigns surrounding sexual misconduct and gender equity. I also served on the student organization election board, facilitating fair and democratic elections on campus; and on the student organization funding board, using a viewpoint neutral perspective to distribute funds to clubs.