Engineer, Educator, & Author
Hello! I am Paige Brown, a native of Ahoskie, North Carolina and a graduate of North Carolina Agricultural & Technical State University. Aggie Pride! I am an electrical engineer by trade but a passionate STEM education advocate and educator (mostly in informal learning settings) at heart. As an electrical engineer, I have been exposed to technical settings that have not always been inclusive of people of color. To escape those harsh environments, I began devoting my time to educating and exposing students to the world of STEM. I enjoy teaching students in any setting, classroom and beyond, about the field of engineering and how to maximize their success throughout their educational career. Volunteering with organizations such as the National Society of Black Engineers, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., and small-scale community efforts in my hometown allowed my passion for STEM education to grow. This zeal for working with students led me to pursue my Ph.D. in Engineering Education, where my current research interests involve understanding the experiences of black women in the engineering workforce (fueled by my own personal experiences) and K-12 engineering education of underrepresented minorities. I plan to continue my work and strive for a greater impact in the field of engineering to provide a more inclusive environment for women of color and minorities.