2022 Tillman Scholar
Paige Seitz was raised on a ranch in Texas and agriculture has always been an influence in her life. She was involved in FFA and attended Texas A&M University, where she obtained a Bachelor of Science in Agronomy and Master of Science in Horticulture. Paige was a member of the soil judging team and served as an intern for Texas A&M AgriLife Research consulting with an organization in Haiti to plan agriculture education programs. The organization sought to bolster their medical mission by improving the nutrition of the surrounding community. Her life was forever changed when she was face to face with the hunger crisis she had learned about in her coursework.
Paige married a Marine and they were stationed in San Diego, California, where she worked for San Diego Zoo Global as a horticulturist. During multiple deployments, she focused on her conservation work at the zoo and volunteered with Marine Family Readiness providing leadership and development programs to military teens and spouses. Her husband now serves in the Army National Guard.
Paige is currently a doctoral student at Texas A&M University studying Agricultural Leadership, Education, and Communications with an emphasis in Extension Education. Her career goal is to work with the cooperative extension service to develop and improve programs that support agricultural producers in adopting sustainable production practices, and to educate the public on agricultural issues. She truly believes there is a solution to the complex issue of feeding the world and that society can reach a common ground to preserve resources while solving the global hunger crisis.