Paige Garczynski is a Gender and Global Security Intern at WIIS. Paige is a rising senior at Notre Dame Preparatory School in Towson, Maryland. She was born and lives in rural Maryland but hopes to move to Washington, D.C. in the near future for college.

Paige is also a Parallel Enrollment Student at the Community College of Baltimore County, where she is currently pursuing an Associate’s Degree in General Studies as an Honors Program Student. Upon her high school graduation in May of 2022, she intends to pursue a B.S. in Economics with a minor in French, before attending law school.

Paige is very interested in economics, politics, and journalism. She is a volunteer journalist for The Commoner News, where she writes on a wide array of topics. She also serves as editor-in-chief of her high school’s newspaper, NDP Gateway. This summer, Paige is interning with the National Council for Community and Education Partnerships in the Membership and Constituent Relations Department, where she is working on grant research, newsletter writing, and blogging.

In her free time, Paige works at a therapeutic equestrian center for adults and children with disabilities. She grew up riding horses and enjoys using her knowledge of equines to help others learn, heal, and grow. Since sophomore year, Paige has been on her school’s Varsity crew team, which travels across the Mid-Atlantic to compete in various regattas year-round.

Paige is excited to begin collaborating with the WIIS team members and learning from the organization. This summer, she will be working closely with Program Manager Kayla McGill and will be focusing on the Index Project, attending weekly Missing Peace meetings, and partaking in various other events and assignments.