Paige Marley is a graduate student seeking a master’s degree at Georgetown University’s McCourt School of Public Policy. She is assisting with research and communications efforts at FutureEd. Marley graduated summa cum laude from Appalachian State University's Honors College, where she received her B.S. in Political Science, B.A. in Global Studies, and a Spanish minor. Previously a presidential scholar for the University of North Carolina General Administration, she conducted research and assisted with projects that affected the state’s university system policies. She also has served as an intern for then-U.S. Sen. Kay R. Hagan.