First Name

paige

Last Name

r.

Bio

Paige is a junior at Lutheran High School in San Antonio. She is currently the team leader of the all girls robotics team. Last year she was nominated for FIRST's Dean’s list award, and ended up being a semi-finalist, and again this year has been nominated. She will find out if she will become a finalist in March. She puts in endless hours working after school on her robot. One of her coach’s, Andrew Eickstead said this...”Paige Riley is a force to be recognized. She consistently uses all available means to achieve her goal... Paige organizes her teammates and makes sure all tasks are complete from building to programming to documenting the process in the engineering notebook. Paige also not only participates in connect and motivate activities, she actively seeks them out and helps energize her teammates to take part in serving in the community to spread the message of FIRST...” She is also went to the annual UT Austin hosted Texas Women in STEM Summit to present on a panel. Paige and another team member talked about breaking down stereotypes about being an women in STEM, Why we thought lots of women aren’t going into STEM, and how to fix that. Overall it was a great experience. Paige and her team was asked to make a video about confidence and STEM to be shown at a Girl Scouts conference in March. Paige is also involved in several other activities at her school such as cheer, softball, national honors society, and student council. She loves helping her community in many ways. Right now Paige is currently volunteering with a program that enhances the lives of individuals with physical, emotional, and/or cognitive challenges through horse-related programs by building coping skills to achieve their fullest potential. In the future, She hopes to go to Texas A&M for undergrad, and then go into their veterinary program. After college she would like to use her robotics experience to help animals in many new ways.