Paige Woods is pursuing her MSc in Comparative Social Policy from the University of Oxford. She is a recent graduate of Harvard University where she concentrated in Social Studies and African and African American Studies with a focus in black community development in contemporary America. She is originally from North Carolina and is driven by her desire to see black communities thrive throughout the United States. Her academic interests for this program are focused around the intersection between mass incarceration and access to welfare benefits in the United States.
Paige has worked with several community organizations related to education equity and civic engagement, such as the Roxbury Youth Initiative, the Simmons Memorial Foundation and the Boston Chapter of the NAACP. Currently, she continues to consult with the Simmons Memorial Foundation and utilizes her event planning and logistical savviness to provide black collegians with the professional development tools and resources via a start up called Our Bloc. She is, also, an active member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Incorporated, the oldest African American sorority.